My organisation’s model is based solely on people reaching out to us. But the truth is that not everyone who needs help reach out. The big question for me is how do we then help them?
Depression is a vile, consuming, physiological, and life-eclipsing illness of both the body and the mind. It can fill your head with lies; spoken to you in your own voice; telling you that your life is not worth living, that your pain will not end, that you can only end the suffering through self-harm.
Because of these maelstrom thoughts most people struggling with depression find it hard to open-up to their friends / family as they don’t want to put the burden of their dark thoughts on them.
If your offer of support is being rejected, you may feel like you’re powerless to do anything. But you can still be there for your friend; you might just need to take a different approach to the way you’re supporting them.
Here are some of the ways you can still offer your support;
Please feel free to share tips on how to offer support to loved one’s with depression.
Hey there, My name is Dikeledi and I reside in Johannesburg, South Africa.