Even though so much has been written about it, many people still find it hard to understand loved ones who suffer from depression. This is understandable, as part of the illness can make a person become quieter and more distant.
When asked, "Are you OK?" sometimes the depressed person may simply respond, "I'm fine." As a loved one, you may feel helpless to do anything of use to make them feel better.
But when you're depressed, all you want is the love, support and understanding from those around you. Love and support can come very naturally for many of us, but true understanding is often very difficult if we have not experienced similar feelings ourselves.
From my personal experience, here's some insight into some of what might be going through the depressed person's head: Continue reading.
Originally posted on Mind Body Green.
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