13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

Wonderful list! This wonderfully addresses caring for oneself while supporting a loved one with depression.

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1. Depression is not a choice.

Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling empty, and sometimes feeling absolutely nothing at all. There are times when depression can leave someone feeling paralyzed in their own mind and body, unable to do the things they used to love to do or the things they know they should be doing. Depression is not just a bad day or a bad mood and it’s not something someone can just “get over.” Remember no one chooses to be depressed.

2. Saying things like “it’ll get better,” “you just need to get out of the house,” or “you’ll be fine” is meaningless.

It’s easy to tell someone these things because you think you’re giving them a solution or a simple way to make them feel better and to ease their pain, but these…

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2 thoughts on “13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

  1. Brian John Gervaise says:

    That was such greats words that i shared them. This is the first time i have done this so ill see what my friends reaction will be. what this space. I cant believe i just done that so ill wait..

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