Help With Depression

by Jason Deines

in Questions & Answers

Submitted by June

How do you support a love ones depression? What do you do? What do you say?


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jason

The best advice I can give is to tell you to talk to a professional. There are a few resources on this website that may help but ultimately it is up to the person suffering from depression to get the help they need, whether that is changing their diet, positive thinking, or medications.

http://www.walkingthechristianlife.com/handling-depression

2 jim

June,
Depending on the severity of the depression, one thing that bothered me going through my divorce was to be nice, people would say, “sorry to hear about your divorce, if you need anything give me call”. When you think about the divorce literally morning, noon and night, you just don’t pick up the phone and whine to someone. You and maybe another person can take turns and call or visit this individual daily, whatever. During my divorce, I had 1 person in this world that would call me and just listen to me whatever mood I was in. That meant so much…he didn’t have to say anything, just calling meant everything to me. Family, friends, church, they all abandoned me. I had no one but this 1 friend. Hope this helps!

3 jim

June,
1 more comment that may be worthwhile to this situation is to reference the book “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers. You can go to the site (utmost.org) and access the daily devotionals under the section labelled “Calendar”. The one specific for this case is on Feb 17 entitled “Taking the Initiative Against Depression”. It is worth reviewing.

4 Krystle

Having read this I thought it was extremely informative.
I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together.
I once again find myself spending a significant amount of
time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it
was still worth it!

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