10 Ways To Love Your Partner Who Is Suffering With Depression
A serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way is called depression.
Depression is not a choice, it is a disease, and all psychiatrists out there will agree to that. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 40 million adults seek treatment for depression. In the US population of adults aged 18 or older, about 7% suffer from some form of depression.
1. Know the signs– They tend to appear much stronger than you know them.
‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ star Wayne Brady famously said “You know what? If you are not happy, you have to do something about it”. The popular US health information web Image Source Healthline shows a staggering 80% of depressed persons do not seek treatment earlier even though they have the clinical signs.
2. The saddest feeling is loneliness– Do not deprive them of your presence.
The toughest for anyone to hear is that they are ‘at fault’. Nurture that intuitiveness and honesty. Talk to them gently regarding the change that you have noticed, but in an environment and with the people they feel safe with.