When people make statements like this, it can downplay the severity of depression.
Instead, remind your loved one that having depression is not their fault, does not make them weak or lesser than, and that you're here for them in any way they need.
"Snap out of it" "Reciting platitudes and inundating the conversation with toxic positivity could exacerbate the feelings of guilt and shame that individuals with depression already combat on a day-to-day basis," says , MD, a psychiatrist and regional medical director at Community Psychiatry in Newport Beach, California.
Some examples of what not to say when someone talks about their depression include:• Try a few of these empathic responses:• Remember, how they receive your offer is up to them.
It made me feel alone and I withdrew into myself.
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