10 Ways to Show Love to Someone with Depression

Do You Love Someone With Depression?

If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.

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About Marilyn Langeman

I grew up on a farm in southern Manitoba. My husband and I met through Mennonite Central Committee; we have two sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. I've worked in five countries on three continents. I am an advocate for people with mental illness and disabilities in my home congregation, and this blog is a place for me to share what I am learning.
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