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Ways To Approach A Depressed Friend

Submitted by on September 23, 2009 – 6:05 pmOne Comment

Getting nervous as to what will you speak to your depressed friend? Your words do not do the contradictory job of pricking instead of healing the injuries. So note some helpful concerning comments that can help your companion to recover from depression. Also, Claudia Strauss who has penned down ‘Talking to Depression: Simple ways to connect’, suggests “It’s not that bad” and “Things will get better” perhaps are the most worst things to say, because they sound like you are not taking the condition seriously.” So try these keys when someone close around you is depressed.

“Is everything OK?”
Never offer undesirable advice. When you call your friend, just let her utter her grievances and hear them patiently.

“Can I come over?”
Often it happens that the people who are depressed, they try to hideout or seek solitary from others. If your friend is behaving in the same manner and refusing your company, acquire her companionship by seeking help like ask her to accompany you when you are going alone to store. Don’t let her leave alone as “idle brain is the devil’s workshop.”

“Let’s take a walk”
This effort of yours can help in tremendous way to your friend as taking a walk in the fresh air can stimulate endorphins and the serotonin levels that possess the potential to mitigate pain. Also, socializing will open the brewing storms that are perturbing her.

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  • Suneel says:

    You need to be careful when you are addressing to opposite gender friends. But, if the problem is with a male friend and the person consoling is an alpha male, he can make him cheerup in one manner or the other.

    A single quote here would be ‘Lets have a beer and talk’.

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