We all feel low at some point but what should you say to someone? Here are the 4 best things you can say to somebody who is depressed.
1. I’m here for you.
When people are depressed they are trapped in a cycle of self-loathing and are unable to reach out to others. Don’t just assume that they know you want to support them. Above all tell them.
2. What can I do to help?
Depression means that people withdraw from the world and feel stuck in their despair. Importantly, an offer to actively help may motivate somebody with depression into moving forwards out of the depression.
3. You do that really well.
Low self esteem and a feeling of worthlessness is always a feature of depression. Its important to remind people how worthwhile they are. This can really help to combat low self-esteem.
4. There ARE ways to get through this.
One of the biggest features of depression is feeling stuck in it. in short, helping somebody with depression to contact a professional is the best way to help them move forwards quickly.
To conclude, now you know the 4 best things you can say to somebody who is depressed – remember them.
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