When Your Loved One is Facing Depression

  • Talk as much as you can to the depressed person but not about their reason for depression. The more they think about their reason for depression, the more they get depressed. Talk to them about the happy times in their life, the moments they love, the food they love to eat, the clothes they like, and everything that they are fond of. Such people tend to seclude themselves from others but the lonelier they are, the more depressed they tend to be. And talking to them could be a huge assistance.
  • While many people get extremely sad when they are depressed, many of them get extremely aggressive as well. And all this gloominess could be because they are confined in a gloomy space. Encourage them to move out of their house. Take them to a park where kids play. Take them to a cheerful place on a holiday. Take them to a library if they loved reading. That change in space makes a huge difference.
  • Depressed people tend to feel that they are all alone in the world, even if they are surrounded by people. They need words of comfort. So when talking to them, tell them that whatever happens, their family, their friends, and other people would always back them. They are not alone and would never be.
  • The biggest help to a married depressed person could be his or her life partner and if your spouse faces depression, it’s you who could do the best for him/her.
  • Sometimes, a person faces depression because of some other person in the family or friend circle. This is something bitter, but true. And it is important to keep that person away from the depressed person to ensure the depression could go away without renewing while watching the same person responsible for it.

--

--

--

I like Technology and Netflix. One of the biggest fans of FRIENDS.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

5 Simple Ways to Get Started on Journaling

You Don’t Have to Be a Victim Anymore

How to Turn Anxiety Into Productivity and Have the Most Explosive Year of Your Life

To Be Ambitious Is To Be Alone

4 Steps of Burnout

Waking up to an Alternate Reality

Let Me Ask You Some Questions

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

I like Technology and Netflix. One of the biggest fans of FRIENDS.

More from Medium

3 things I learned on pursuing other career paths

Three Lessons From an Enneagram 9 Going Through Difficult Times

How Do You Handle Accountability?

Am I not allowed to feel too?