13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

I haven’t faced some issues in quite some time but lately it’s been getting worse. I went to a clinic and the doc diagnosed me with severe depression. I also had high blood pressure at that time, which was a first for me. I came across this article on things to remember when someone you know has depression and I have to agree with them. It’s an exhausting illness, and often times a very lonely one too. It’s nice to know that others understand and can help explain it so that those who don’t know, can begin to understand too. As for me, I’m on medication again to try and help. They give me awful headaches, but I think they’re helping a bit. Only time will tell. Much love to ewe!

Thought Catalog

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1. Depression is not a choice.

Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling empty, and sometimes feeling absolutely nothing at all. There are times when depression can leave someone feeling paralyzed in their own mind and body, unable to do the things they used to love to do or the things they know they should be doing. Depression is not just a bad day or a bad mood and it’s not something someone can just “get over.” Remember no one chooses to be depressed.

2. Saying things like “it’ll get better,” “you just need to get out of the house,” or “you’ll be fine” is meaningless.

It’s easy to tell someone these things because you think you’re giving them a solution or a simple way to make them feel better and to ease their pain, but these…

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