How Can I Help Loved Ones With Depression?

Depression

When loved ones are suffering from depression, the most important thing is to demonstrate that you care and you want to support them. Empathising with their problems and talking to them regularly will help make them feel valued. You can encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle and socialise without pushing too hard or forcing them to do things. Learn about the illness and pay attention to any changes in mood or acts of self-harm.   

Information provided by: Dr Keith Hariman, Specialist in Psychiatry, OT&P Healthcare

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