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How to care for someone with depression

Posted in Health
on November 19, 2017

Depression is an absolute horror of an illness. 1 in 4 of you will know that first hand. I want to talk about it. A lot.

It’s terribly sad to read the stories of sufferers on blogs and social media; although it is encouraging that people feel they can safely share these stories to reach out for themselves, and to help others.

I know that it’s also incredibly difficult to watch someone you care about struggle, and fight, and give in, and come back with depression on a daily basis. We all need a support network from time to time, to help us through the difficulties that life can bring; however, that is especially true of someone with a depressive illness. But, how do you actually go about creating that supportive atmosphere for someone?

It can be difficult to know what to do for the best.

Therefore, I’ve compiled a few things I’ve learned about trying to help someone with depression, in the hope that it might help some of you, too.  Continue reading