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

Photo by pawel szvmanski on Unsplash
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

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

Show empathy.

Photo by Meireles Neto on Unsplash

Be present and make supportive statements.

Do something.

Acknowledge their feelings.

Be compassionate.

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

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.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store