10 Best Ways to Be Supportive to a Loved One with Depression

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First and foremost, be accepting and don’t judge.

Show empathy.

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Be present and make supportive statements.

Do something.

Acknowledge their feelings.

Be compassionate.

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Be patient.

Don’t go the way of pep talks and advice.

Don’t try the “tough love” approach, it doesn’t work.

Educate yourself about depression.

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