What Not To Say To A Person Experiencing Depression!
Posted on April 2, 2017 by Marc and Ann
Lets have some fun and maybe learn a bit in the mean time. I’ve been writing so serious lately and I’m too much fun to keep it up too long. We should always be able to laugh at ourselves. How do we find healing if we can’t break a smile? Join me for a bit of a laugh.
What Advice Not To Give To A Depressed Person
“You know, I was sad once too. . .”
“You really need to exercise more!”
“Have you tried. . . ?”
“Why are you depressed?”
“You know its not healthy to have a pity party!”
“Life isn’t fair and the sooner you accept that, the better!”
“You really need to just get out of the house.”
“Are you crying again?”
“I have bad days too!”
“You shouldn’t worry!”
I hope you found the humor in this. To be real, depression is hard for one to understand. Often the person experiencing it can’t explain it to you because they don’t understand it either. It’s not sadness, laziness, or having a pity party. It’s an exhausting emotional battle that the sufferer wants to turn off if at all possible. I do hope the above laughs help wash us from “foot in the mouth response” that people don’t need to hear!
Now, to end this right.
2 Best Ways To Help A Person Who Is Suffering From Depression!
Encourage them on. Never stop being a cheerleader.
Music can make the heart sing again. Especially upbeat not serious good stuff like this!
If you missed Part 1: my story of struggles with depression, then click here:
Follow Thrive Global to read the 3rd part to this series: Depression Made Me A Better Person by A Coffee With Friends.
Originally published at acoffeewithfriends.com on April 2, 2017.