First off, my boyfriend and I have been together for almost 2 years now. He lives in Canada and I live in the states, so yes, we have a long distance relationship and up until now, it has been no problem for us. We don't get to see each other often but we usually skype every...
5) Offer practical assistance with everyday things.
People who are depressed can get easily overwhelmed. Every day things can become a chore.
Grocery shopping, helping with the laundry, yard work. Little things make a difference
To help a love one consumed in a depression, remeber to remind them of happier times that can be happy now.
While working in the nursing homes, we found that reading to individuals childhood books or written stories from their childhood time. Reading from childhood stirs found...
2) Get other people involved.
You can't do it alone. Plus your relative may want to keep it a secret. BUt this isn't healthey and puts pressure on you.
So try to get a few friends and family together. AN in house support group to help look after your person.