Common Things People Say That Can Worsen Depression
Many times people make comments that are hurtful or seem insensitive to those of us with depression. Whether intentional or not, it still stings and can even lead us to a major depressive episode. There are still many misconceptions about depression, and one of the reasons I write is so that I can help people learn about and better understand depression and what it really is. One way to do this is by offering suggestions of helpful things to say to someone with depression, which I wrote about in my previous post. Another is to let people know what things they should not say to people who have depression.