Putting your needs aside to support a love one can take a toll on your mental and physical health in the long term. Sometimes you may need to prioritise your needs and set boundaries as this will allow you to support the person using ice while still taking care of yourself. It’s also okay if helping them becomes too much for you and if you need to take a step back.
Try to stay involved in your usual activities as much as possible as well as staying connected with family and friends. This will help you to manage the stress that comes with supporting someone.