Grief Counseling Training Article on Helping the Depressed

Depression is a difficult thing to deal and cope with.  Many individuals do not know how to help others through depression and usually end saying the wrong thing.  It is important to understand what depression is and how to help others through it.

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The article, “The One Phrase You Should Avoid Saying To Someone Living With Depression” by Kendall Keith reviews how one should discuss depression with the depressed.  The article states

“No matter how well-intentioned, people can offend those experiencing a depressive episode with insensitive or thoughtless advice. “Oftentimes, because of our own anxieties and distress, we go into ‘fix it’ mode when we know someone else is in distress, and we try to remove or eliminate what we see as the ‘problem,’” Abrams explains. “Because this becomes our focus and not our loved one’s needs right in that moment, we can really miss connecting emotionally with them and being present, which is often remarkably soothing.”

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