The 4 best things to say to somebody who is depressed
1. I’m here for you.
People with depression are trapped in a cycle of self – loathing and are unable to reach out to others. Don’t assume they realise you want to support them, shout it from the rooftops.
2. What can I do to help?
Having depression means that people feel unable to take action and move forward with their lives. An offer to help may provide the motivation forwards, out of the ‘stuckness’ and forwards,
away from the depression.
3. You do ‘that’ really well.
Low self – esteem and feeling worthless is always a feature of depression. Reminding people of things they do well will remind them that they are ‘worthwhile’.
4. There are ways to get through this.
A main feature of depression is a feeling of hopelessness, that things will never change. Helping somebody to find a professional to work with is often the best way to help somebody who is depressed.
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
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Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychologist such as Wendy in the Manchester area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.