How to Help Someone With Depression

Watching a loved one deal with depression can bring on feelings of helplessness. It can even be taxing enough to where you struggle to see any hope in sight. 

But, as painful as it is to see family and friends experience mood swings, sadness, and a lack of interest in life, you should know that depression isn’t a life sentence by any means. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are ways to help someone with depression through education and learning to be patient and understanding. 

You may never relate to what they’re internally coping with, but a baseline knowledge of signs and symptoms, treatment options, and mental health stigma will help you better comprehend their thoughts and feelings. More...