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I Want to Suggest How to Help a Depressed Love One

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    Tip 6

    6) Be  sure to take care of yourself. You can't care for someone if you need care.  
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M Jun 22, 2009

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    4) DON'T TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM ON YOUR OWN- Your loved one will nee the help of professionals. Doctotrs. psychologists. Depression is a real illness.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2009

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    Tips to Help - Web Md.

    Helping a love one cope with depression can be a key to their recovery. It's not always easy, but hers somes tip on how to help: 1) GET THE FACTS - read up on causes and treatments for depression.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M Jun 22, 2009

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    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.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M Jun 22, 2009

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    8) Take threats seriously. If suicide is threatend. Call the hotline, ask if the person has a plan, don't leave them alone.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M Jun 22, 2009

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    3) Ask what your depressed love one really needs. Be direct. If you don't ask, you wom't know what your love one needs from you.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    7) Know your limits. Yoyu cannot make your person well on your own. Plus they have to want to heal also.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    A Tip From Walter - Abnormal Psych - Psi

    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...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 5 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    Help Me Please

    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...
    bostongirl101 bostongirl101 18-21, F Oct 9, 2012

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    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
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M Jun 22, 2009

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