Asking for—and accepting—
support from friends and family

A woman with her hands clasped together and the caption: 'what is the hardest thing to do?'

Asking for—and accepting—
support from friends and family

Asking for help shows strength, not weakness.

Walking the recovery journey alone is tough in the best of times. And when the world is upside down, you need your loved ones’ support more than ever.

Everyone is stressed, for sure. But don’t think of yourself as another burden in the middle of an already strained situation. This is not the time for you to minimize your recovery needs and isolate yourself emotionally.

Recovery takes courage, and courage means asking for help when you need it. Acknowledge that many people are having a hard time right now — but don’t let that stop you from reaching out.

Your family and friends don’t help you because it’s convenient for them. They do it because they care. The pandemic hasn’t changed that — even if they, too, are struggling now more than before.

Be honest. Be humble. Put aside your pride. Asking and accepting help only shows that you want to stay on track and succeed.