Because of the stigma surrounding depression, and all mental illness, it can be hard for some to reach out. The best way to help those suffering is to educate yourself on depression and do your part to eliminate the stigma, which keeps a lot of people from reaching out and receiving treatment despite how badly they might feel. Tell your loved one that you are there for them and ask what you can do to help during depressive episodes or another mental condition.
To learn more about depression, please visit the National Institute of Mental Health or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Read more below:
Warning Signs and Symptoms
Mental Health Conditions
Mental Health Education
If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal ideation, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website or call 1-800-273-8255.