How To Talk With Someone You Love When They Are Depressed

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How To Talk With Someone You Love When They Are Depressed
Worried about a loved one? These steps can help you understand what's going on and how to reach out

Talking with a loved one who may be depressed may feel uncomfortable, but because depression is natural, it is something that most of us will experience sometime during our lives. Fortunately, much of the time depression is temporary and even in the event that it is chronic, there are medications that can help. Studies show that changing our associations through talking can also change brain chemistry, (2) so talking with someone you care about might be the thing that makes all the difference.

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(1) NIMH. “The Numbers Count: Mental Illness in America,” Science on Our Minds Fact Sheet Series.

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