What to Say to Depressed Loved Ones

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  • Do: Point Out Alarming Behavior
  • Don’t: Tell Them That God is the Answer
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  • Do: Remind Them There is Hope
  • Do: Ask What You Can Do For Them
  • Don’t: Make Them Feel Bad For Not Being Like You
  • Do: Your Best to Understand and Empathize
  • Do: Ask Them If They Have Thought About Suicide
  • The Dos and The Don’ts of Support
  • Don’t: Tell Them Life Could Be Worse

Do Encourage Therapy

Therapy isn’t easy, especially if you come from a family that doesn’t believe in it. Encouraging and praising someone for going to therapy is an important aspect of people getting and continuing with the help they need. 

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