How can you help a loved one with depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that affects people from all walks of life. It can be difficult to see a loved one having a hard time, and it is natural to want to help. However, it can be tricky knowing where to start.

Depression is a difficult condition to live with, but it is also highly treatable. If a friend has depression, simply listening to them and encouraging them to take positive action can make a big difference. Likewise, having a supportive friend or loved one can help someone with depression feel understood.

People should also bear in mind that helping a friend or relative with depression can feel overwhelming, so it is also essential for them to look after their own mental health while helping others.

Full story at Medical News Today

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Will Savage

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