Role of Caregiver
Family and friends need to become involved and lend their support in helping the individual that is suffering from depression. Encouragement should be given by the family and friends to encourage the individual to seek treatment and to continue practicing and learning to cope with the techniques that one has been given in psychotherapy in solving one’s problems.
How Can One Help?
It is essential that you see that your loved one is evaluated and treated by a mental health professional.
As a loved one that cares, you should learn to educate oneself in mental health problems and depression. This tends to help families and friends in to understand what their loved one is experiencing.
Be available for continuous support. This has been known to drain individual’s , especially if the depression lasts for a period of time. You need to keep thinking that you are reaching out in support to see that your loved one has a successful treatment. One’s suffering from depression tend to isolate oneself. Your support is critical in their recovery.
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