Depression is the feeling of acute and prolonged sadness. If you are feeling low or sad for more than 2 weeks and it is hampering your confidence, your zeal for life, your energy, and your outlook, chances are you might be depressed. It is generally difficult to help yourself when you are feeling depressed. While it is not impossible, having someone to support you always helps and makes it easier to come out of it.
In this fast paced life, where stress levels and work pressure take a toll on one’s mental and physical health, anybody can go through depression- a close friend, family member, colleague or even your neighbor. Depression isn’t limited to people of a certain age. Just as adults, even kids and college going teens can also go through depression. Once signs and symptoms of depression are recognized in someone you know, try your best to help them.
Here are 7 ways in which you can help someone feel better when they are depressed: