Tips For Supporting A Friend Whose Struggling With Depression

If your friend is experiencing depression, you probably want to provide support but might not know how. Here are a few tips on how to provide support to a friend struggling with depression.

  1. Make time for them – Your friend might not be interested in doing activities that you normally do. Make time to be able to spend time with your friend in a way that’s comfortable for them.
  2. Remind them that you’re there for them – Your friend might not want to reach out for help so it’s important that you keep reminding them that you are there.
  3. Don’t be afraid to give them a hug – Physical contact can be intimidating, but even touching your friend on the shoulder and giving them a hug can provide comfort and warmth.
  4. Just be there and be yourself – People sometimes think supporting means counseling. You don’t have to be a therapist to support your friend with depression. Just be there and be yourself.
  5. Keep in touch and offer unconditional love – Depression is something that goes away quickly. Keep reaching out to your friend with love during this tough time.

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