5 THINGS YOU SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT SAY TO A DEPRESSED PERSON

What we say to an individual can either brighten their day or make it gloomy. When someone open up to you about being depressed, what you say to them and how you say it will either help them out or push them deeper into depression so you have to be mindful of things you say to and around them.

  Here are a few things i think you should say and should not say to a depressed person;

1. SAY "YOU ARE NOT ALONE"
   This just simply means that you are with them and it makes them feel loved.

   DON'T SAY "SOMEONE IS GOING THROUGH WORSE"
    This is not a very insensitive thing to say to anyone talk less of  someone going through depression.



2. SAY " I CANT REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL"
     Let them know you are not in their shoes so you don't know what they are going through but let them know that you can always offer them compassion.

    DON'T SAY "I WAS ONCE DEPRESSED SO I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL"
     Saying this is a total turn off because you definitely don't know what they are going through. Even if you have been depressed in the past, depression doesn't affect two people the same way. So don't say this.



 3. SAY "I'M GOING TO BE HERE WHEN ALL THESE IS OVER"
      Let them know you are not going to abandon them and you will be there for them all through the journey and even when its all over.

      DON'T SAY "GET OVER IT"
       Don't ever say this to anyone. Depressed or not. its just too harsh and very UNcompassionate.


4. SAY "YOU ARE NOT GOING CRAZY"
     Some people might think something is wrong with their brain for feeling the way they feel. So its in your place as a friend/family to let them know that they are alright and everything is absolutely fine with them.

     DON'T SAY "ITS YOUR FAULT"
      This is very self explanatory. Just don't✋✋✋.


5. SAY "HOW CAN I BE OF HELP"
     Offer to help them get out of what they are going through.

     DON'T SAY "PLEASE TRY NOT TO BE DEPRESSED­čśí
      This is not helping in anyway and if you say this to a depressed person, they might decide to keep everything to themself because they don't want you to see them that way anymore.

NB: Please don't ever suggest a drug to a depressed person because its very easy to get addicted while going through depression. You might think you are helping them but in real sense, you are actually putting them into more danger.

I hope you find this post very helpful and Don't forget to share this with your family and friends because you don't know they might be in the position to help someone get out of depression someday.



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