depressiion..

United States
November 23, 2008 12:52pm CST
If you knew someone was depressed and couldn't afford to go see a shrink, what would you do to cheer them up?
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5 responses
@hildas (3031)
23 Nov 08
The best way to help someone with depression is to get them to talk about their problems and face up to them. Kind words and support is the best thing to do to help. You could go out somewhere they like or just stay home and chill. I wish your friend all the best with this and I hope they feel better soon. Take care.
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
23 Nov 08
This is so true. They need to talk. And they definitely need kind words and support. I wish you luck. Take care and I hope they feel better soon.
@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Maybe I'll encourage him to tell me or talk about what his depression about. For me discussing about it really helps a lot.I'll encourage him to tell me what and how he feels. I can say this because I've been into a depression lately and I know how it feels when there's someone who's beside you and listening to you while you're in your lowest point of your life... Godspeed..
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
23 Nov 08
I would just try to be there whenever they needed someone to talk to. If I knew their relations well enough I would see about sorting out some financial support to get medical help too. Friends can do a lot but not enough in some cases. I hope this situation improves
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
I guess for someone whom we know is depressed, we should just be a source of encouragement and also to lend a listening ear, getting them to talk about their problems and situation. Depressed people need all the support and attention they can get, so if you can be their shoulder to lean on, by all means volunteer yourself to do so. Also, depressed people can tend to do silly things that might harm themselves or others, so if you could monitor their tendency to commit to such actions that would be great, and refer them to some specialist if that tendency becomes evident or worsens.....
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I would let them talk. They need to talk. I would just be there for them. They need to know that somebody cares. I am glad that you want to be able to help. You sound like a good friend. :)