Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate the person or turn them against the idea entirely. However, there is an effective way to have this conversation.
People have asked me so many times when and how to encourage, or push, someone struggling with a mental illness. Here is what has worked for me:
The medication I was prescribed caused side effects, and the medication I was given for those side effects caused more side effects.