How to Help a Depressed Person
It is not difficult to help a depressed person but you need a lot of patience and dedication to
really help a depressed person. Below are some tips of how to help a depressed person. Unfortunate most people are
too busy to help those depressed persons themselves, that is why psychiatrists are there. Depressed people need to
talk to someone a lot. A depressed person is not ready to spill out why they are depressed or what bad things
happen to them. To get a depressed person to talk, you have to spend enough time with them to make them feel
comfortable with you and trust you enough to pour their heart out for you. A depressed person is unpredictable and
most of the time unreasonable so if you don't have a lot of time to spend with them, you should find someone who
How do I help someone who is depressed?
Depending on why they are depressed, different people need different kind of help. For example,
if someone is depressed because they don't have money, maybe giving them some money will help them. Or, may be
teaching them how to make money would help them. Or maybe just helping them out with babysitting would help them.
Or maybe just by being a good friend and talk to them is enough to help them not to be depressed. There are many
solutions to help someone who is depressed. But, which solution is the right one depends on why that person is
depressed to begin with. However, it is important that you don't just tell a depressed person 'I'm there for you'
but then you go watch TV or go out with friends leaving them at home or alone. Depressed persons rely on their
feelings more than logic so if you offer help, then make sure that you go above and beyond to help them even though
they flat out say no to your help. For depressed people, no does not mean no at all.
Online help for depressed persons
Instead of you spending time finding out why someone is
depressed, you can enroll them on our volunteer based online help for depressed persons. First of
all, writing is therapeutic, you can get the depressed person (or you can do it yourself) to write
their story down and send us. Then one of our volunteers will email
the email you provide with more questions to get to the bottom of why your friend or family member
Knowing the causes of the depression will help us help him or her. The questions our volunteers
will ask will be gentle and non pressured to make the depressed person feel unthreatened. By having someone to talk
to (even by email or chat) and offer friendship will help the depressed person immensely. It's like going to a
shrink online! Please note that all correspondence will be posted online anonymously for easy access.