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Honesty hour: Depression is real and A LOT of people deal with it. I can remember a time where the depression i was experiencing put me in a dark, and lonely place. It was a very discouraging time in my life and I wish no one to have to experience it. I have even come across a time when  I had a friend experience a bout with depression and I know it can be tough to support someone in that state. You want to be there for that person but you don’t want to be off-putting or overwhelm them. below are my suggestions on how to help.

  • Talk to your friend to identify the issue
  • Let them know you’re there for them when they need you
  • Suggest them seeing someone in a non-confrontational manner
  • Pray for that friend or family member
  • Try and keep person active; doing positive things
  • Keep the atmosphere positive and encouraging
  • There may come a time where an intervention may be necessary if the issue prevails
  • Keep a watchful eye

I hope this proves to be helpful to someone. Be healed be happy!

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