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How Can You Help A Depressed Person

We are all aware that there are many things happening in the world right now. Be it good or bad events. Each person has a different reaction to every situation and we don’t know what other people are going through at all times. Some people can handle difficult situations and their lives and some can’t.

helping depressed people

Sometimes a person who is going through a difficult situation needs someone to talk to or someone to be there for them. When a person feels alone and isolated, he may feel sad and eventually get depressed. Depression is common nowadays and people suffering from it badly need help. So how can we spot depression? Learn some facts from here:

Spotting the Signs of Depression

The symptoms of depression are overwhelming. People may describe major depression as a “black hole” that they just can’t get out of. A sense of impending doom is also common in this type of depression. You may feel lifeless, limp, and apathetic.

Symptoms of Depression: 10 Warning Signs

People with serious depression do not all have the same symptoms, but they may include:

  • Sadness. When feeling sad is a symptom of depression, it may include feeling hopeless and empty. You may find that no matter how hard you try, you just can’t control your negative thoughts. See more…

Usually some people become depressed because they lack social skills or don’t have anyone they can talk to about their problems or what they are going through. Having someone listen to you and support you is a big help when you are going through some difficulties. Here are some tips on how to help someone who’s depressed:

How to Help Someone Who’s Depressed

What to do

When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has a medical condition, so giving support may mean more than just offering a shoulder to cry on.

“There are many things you can do to make them feel better,” says Jackie Gollan, PhD, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, but medical care may be what they really need to recover. See more…

Look at the people around you – your siblings, parents, friends or people at work. Some might be depressed without anyone knowing and you can be the first one to know and help them. It won’t hurt helping them and it doesn’t cost you. You can even save a life through small talks and friendly conversations.