DEAL WITH A DEPRESSED FRIEND

“I think I have Depression”

“I want to die.”
If your friend tells you this, what do you do? What not to do?
Most people with depression do not know they have depression and some do not want to admit it. Very few people, even if they know they have depression, so the fewest number of people are tempted to seek medical treatment or search the internet about this.

But a person who suffers from depression often opens up to someone close to him about his or her stressful situation in the first and last steps. If you are a parent, what would you really do if your child, or if you had a friend at work or a classmate with you? What should you not do?
This post is about that. Just because someone is sad, a little frustrated, or just says, “I’m depressed,” “I’m tired of everything,” does not mean he’s depressed. (Don’t even think like that!)
For example, suppose a close friend has something that makes him feel depressed. First, see if he have these symptoms him/her.
  • Always being sad, ready to cry.
  • Feeling sad than other days and repeatedly saying, “I have no future.”
  • Feeling guilty and frustrated about something, introducing yourself as someone who has no value
  • Talking less than usual
  • The dislike about others
  • Doing everyday things very slowly and, without any energy
  • Less caring about their own cleanliness
  • Going to bed a lot less or a lot more than normal
  • Overeating or not eating at all
  • Taking a big time to make a decision on very small matters,
  • Forgetfulness
  • Justifying people committing suicide daily.

What should you do if your friend shows such traits?

The first thing is to listen to them. Indicate that you pay full attention to their problem. If he’s not talking about the question, “How are you these days? What happened to that job?” Approach his problem indirectly like this. But don’t go giving them advice here. Don’t go saying, “Don’t think too much about it, it’s a small thing.” Instead, say, “Yes, I understand, I’m sorry too.” Let him say everything from the biggest question in his mind to the smallest worry. From your gestures, help her/him story flow
The next step is to help them find the right counsel. As explained earlier, the person may not be aware that he or she has a depressive condition.
Many people do not seek psychiatric counseling just because they have a mental illness. Many people in the turn to Mental therapy sessions because they know the importance of good mental health for those who are busy studying and working. So indirectly explain to your friend that it would be a good idea to seek such counsel at this time. If the friend’s mental condition, such a clinic, can not find a doctor, ask someone who has knowledge and understanding about this, and tell them that these doctors can help him.
Choose a doctor, make an appointment, and discuss the issues that need to be addressed in the first session. Once the treatment is started in that way, be careful about whether he attends the sessions at the right time or not. Like everything else, a friend may not like to apply for treatment on the day given to him. At that point, say, “Remember you said last week’s session was a big help to you, maybe this session will be good too.”
Medications are given to treat conditions such as depression usually cause minor side effects in the first few weeks. It is important to take medication properly and to change the prescription if you find it difficult to tolerate side effects. As a good friend, you have to take care of that too. Because stopping treatment at once without a prescription can lead to worse results than not taking treatment.
Here are a few more steps you can take to begin the process of preparation for mediation. With your busy schedule, especially when you’ve prepared for an exam, it’s a little hard to listen to him all day. So, make an appointment for it. But in case of an emergency where he needs to contact you, let him know, and keep something special, like code. Even if you are the greatest strength of your friend, do not allow yourself to be the only one who can help him. Apart from you and your friend, let another faithful friend of yours connect with an adult and open up.
At this stage, your friend is in counseling, but what you say and do will have a big impact on him. Engage in self-study with friends about things like “what is depression, how to get rid of that?”. Try to help your friend in everyday work. But don’t say, “Tell me if you need help.” Instead, ask, “What can I do for you today? I’m going to this place today. Do you have anything to do from there?” Say things like. Do not lose your job, or show that you are making a special sacrifice for him.
Don’t try to change the mood, by going on trips and don’t go to parties with him by force. Do not pressure him until he is ready for those things. If you see your friend suffering sad more than ever other while receiving treatment, do not assume that all treatment will fail. Also, do not conclude that your friend is completely healed by has returned to normal just because he was having fun one day.
Your patience is also very important in this whole process. The time it takes to cure depression and the methods used to treat it vary from person to person. All the while, if you can work with your friend a little more patiently and help him in those ways, it will help him to get back to his normal life sooner rather than later.

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