Our upbringing doesn’t teach us how to ask for support, or how to give it. In fact, it actively teaches us the exact opposite – how to be “independent” (when truly, we’re interdependent), and how to fake it.
This page has tips for people wanting to support those in depression – or if you’re depressed, it’s where you can point others in your life, so they know how to help you.
by Megan Devine of Refuge in Grief in this post You can’t heal somebody’s pain by trying to take it away from them. Bookmark0
“Don’t just do something, stand there!” – Marshall Rosenberg The biggest mistake people make is thinking they have to DO something, they have to HELP (i.e. FIX) the person who is depressed. And you can’t. You just can’t. What actually heals people is being HEARD, really and truly heard and believed and understood. Those silences …