How to help a depressed person.

First, about what NOT to do.
Or rather, what is not necessary to say. In a state of depression, a person reacts especially sharply to the words of others, so you should carefully select them if you really want to help, not reproach.

In no case should you call depression laziness, much less moralize about it. The diagnosis of laziness does not exist in medicine. A healthy person who does not hurt anything and who is not oppressed by anything, is not lazy. In the same way, it is not worth advising to gather the will into a fist and start acting. Depression is precisely the disease in which this will is affected. Willpower depends on mood, a good active mood is its foundation. A depressed person has already reproached himself for this more than once and did everything he could, but since he remained depressed, it means that it did not help him.

In the same way, it is not worth advising to gather the will into a fist and start acting. Depression is precisely the disease in which this will is affected. Willpower depends on mood, a good active mood is its foundation. A depressed person has already reproached himself for this more than once and did everything he could, but since he remained depressed, it means that it did not help him.

What can be done?
First of all, to cheer, to assure that everything will be fine, even if he does not believe in it.
Share his feelings by saying that you understand how he feels now. Remember, you probably had something similar in your life, when you were depressed, the world seemed gray, and the future was hopeless.
Offer your help where the person lacks strength: go to the store, clean up the house. Better yet, offer to do it together – change the environment, leave the house, take a walk in the park, cook lunch together.

Assure that illness can be dealt with if done right. And the right thing to do in case of illness is to see a doctor. Sometimes this is the most difficult thing, because the person himself may not understand that he is sick. Offer to go together, saying that no one will heal anyone against their will. The main thing is to reach a competent specialist who has experience working with depressed patients. He himself will find the right words.
Try to keep track of the medication intake at least for the first time and keep the person from using substances that change mood (alcohol and drugs). At first, they give a feeling of relief, but then only intensify the depression.Поділитися цим:

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