This was very useful to me. I have a friend who may have it,but I have never taken time to understand it. How do you want to be treated by your friends as a person who has depression?
Depression is different for everyone. In my case, I prefer to isolate, so I want my friends to just give me space. But if someone is suicidal, the LAST thing you want is to leave them on their own. You need to crowd them and make sure they have no space or time to harm themselves. For other depressives, they may feel unwanted and worthless, so it helps to have friends around them who are just there to listen and remind them that they matter, and that the world IS better for having them in it. Most of the things people say to depressives are the WORST things a depressive needs to hear. Here’s a youtube video with some pointers on what to say, and what not to … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRRx7Mtep8
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