Moon is a professional psychologist. She is an aspiring writer and seeks to create awareness about mental health.
To Help a Person Suffering From Depression
Depression is a disability and an isolated disorder, and relationships can be endangered if it is not managed well. A person living with a depressed person may feel neglected and deprived and may take an indifferent approach. Sometimes, he may feel like walking on an egg shell because of the depressed person's attitude and reaction. However, it is important to understand that with a little care and some effort the relationship can be beautifully maintained. Here are some important steps to help someone with depression:
Trying to Be by Their Side
This task are often tough for depressed individuals and their blue-eyed ones. Even so, owning one remains on the far side the reach of the typical person. Such as: some snug words may also say "you aren't alone," "we can notice a good approach together" or "you are very important to me".
Trying Little Loving Gestures
Some individuals don't seem to be terribly comfy with emotional expressions. Packing lunch for people who area unit still depressed, going away care or love notes within the lunch box, causation them a letter once an everyday break, serving to them with laundry, attendant them once they window shop, you'll increase your support for them or with them will keep for a walk along, etc.
Paying Attention to Their Care
It is often seen that depressed people find it difficult to pay attention to their own care. They may not be able to get out of bed all day, skip meals, take a bath every day, etc. This is the time when a real friend or loved one can help them make their bed, give them some warm and nutritious food, regular body care And can bring attention to exercise.
Never criticize a person with depression. It can be very tempting to tell a depressed person that he has overreacted or lacks vision; However, because these words can hurt a person's self-esteem. Thus, individual criticism must be avoided. Depression is a serious mental disorder that cannot be overcome by changing attitudes or developing a lot of will power. It is important that a friend or loved one verifies the feelings and emotions of the person suffering from depression, so that the next one can think about moving forward.
Depression is Curable
Depression is curable and the power of healing should never be challenged. Although self-help and support measures can help relieve symptoms, cognitive behavior therapy and medication-like therapy may not be as helpful. Therefore, one must help treat depression.
Rewarding Them Instead of Punishing
Punishment can never be done. Threatening a depressed person such as: "If you don't take care of yourself, don't eat dinner properly, don't sleep on time, then I will end this relationship," is a ruthless way to tell them. Instead say, "Oh! You got up early, are we going to run?" Or "Wow, are you cooking dinner, so can I help you with your work?"
Encouraging Them to Challenge Their Negative Thinking Processes
Depressed people have a variety of serious negative thoughts. It is important for a friend or loved one to help question these thoughts experimentally. For example, if they say, "I'm worthless," or "I'm terrible," one of them must ask them quietly what makes them think so, and this discussion should be helpful in breaking down negative patterns.
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Maryam Fatima from Pakistan on September 23, 2021:
Moon (author) from New York on September 23, 2021:
Thanks for your complement.. ISHIKA MEHERE
ISHIKA MEHERE from NAGPUR on September 22, 2021:
Thank you for sharing this thoughtful article moon.