Depression in Others - How can we handle?

Philippines
March 12, 2007 12:22pm CST
Many of us struggle day in and day out. That does not mean what we suffer from depression. But, for others, it does. If you worried about a friend or family member who you think may be suffering from depression, you can and should help. But.... how can you do this?
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
21 Oct 10
depression is overloading the mind with multiple thoughts or pressures, that the mind or brain cannot able to withstand..so we burst out in depression and tension
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
12 Mar 07
If I was worried about a friend or family memeber beeing depressed I would talk to them. It is ok to talk about depression. tell what you think - ask how they feel. It is nothing to be afraid of. If they tell you yes they are depressed then tell them you are glad they are sharing with you. Tell them there is help (Good thing to have looked up where to get help before the talk). Do not tell them to snap out of it, do not tell them to think about something nice. Take them seriously and talk about the depression. Ask questions and show that you care. Make sure they get help if it is a severe depression. For many your help will be of a lot of help, but some will need professional care.