5 things you should never say to someone with depression

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Do you know someone struggling with depression?

Are you wondering how to help a depressed friend? Is it your family, close friends or someone you know who has depression?

If someone you know has depression, you may find it difficult to know how to support them. What you find simple may seem overwhelming to them.

Sometimes, a well-intentioned remark can be misconceived as something hurtful or ignorant, so it’s very important that you know how to be careful with your words.

This video shares 5 common phrases that people say that could make someone with depression feel worse.

it’s important to understand they have an illness and can’t just ‘snap out of it’. If they haven’t already seen a doctor or other health professional about depression, encourage them to do so.

People with mental illness may face stigma. Try to listen to them without judgement – they need your support more than your advice.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

If you care about mental health, please read studies about how to fight seasonal depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that drinking tea may cut depression in older people.

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