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4 Quick Tips for Helping Someone with Depression

By Therese J. Borchard
Associate Editor

4 Quick Tips for Helping Someone with DepressionMost people understand the ripple effect of all mood disorders. Depression, in particular, lurks into all corners of a home, into every aspect of a relationship. Not only does it make the person who has depression feel hopeless and, sometimes, worthless, its effects impact everybody around that person too. Family, friends, loved ones — everybody feels some part of a person’s clinical depression.

So it’s no wonder that I’m often asked what a person should do for a depressed loved one.

Here are four quick tips that help answer that question.

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4 Quick Tips for Helping Someone with Depression

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  1. This is really good! I’m all in favor of including #4. It is not always true, but often enough to need people to know it is a completely acceptable option.

  2. This is a very good starting point when trying to support someone who is depressed. It can be difficult, especially if in a relationship with a depressed person – often frustrations can develop. In this situation, point one, about education, can be especially useful.

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