One of the hardest parts of depression is the feeling of being alone. How can you help someone you care about that’s currently struggling with depression?
An article in Self Magazine shares 6 things you can say to help them through their journey. In the article, Dr. Alison Ross helps shed some light on what depression feels like and how you can alleviate that pain.
Shining a light on what you see as the positives in their life won’t help, nor will using what you view as a logical explanation of why they shouldn’t feel depressed, Ross says.
However, if you’ve had experience with depression in the past, sharing that with your loved one may help build a channel of understanding.
This information can help a person going through a difficult time feel less alone,” Ross says. “Knowing others have gone through something similar can also help them feel less ashamed or blaming towards themselves for how they’re feeling.”
To read the whole article on what to say, click here.
Reach out today
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, professional guidance can help. To explore your options for therapy in Midtown Manhattan, contact Dr. Alison Ross. You can get in touch by phone or through the contact form.