Everyone will experience a big or small depression at some points in their lives. No matter how strong a person is, he or she will need a big support during such a time. This means one day someone of your beloved people will experience that. That is the time when you could best be beside that person you love to help them stay strong and fight with whatever that is happening bad and live a good life after that. To support well, you, as the supporter, might need certain experience as well. Below are some of the advises which come from mature experience of our elders.
1. Helping them out of the emotional box
When one feels so bad about something, he or she tends to emotionally box themselves into that context. Getting out of that and look at life as a big picture will help the person realize that is just a barrier of life, and once it happens, it will finish some time. Most importantly, there are a lot more of good things to happen next. But the thing is everyone themselves will find it hard to get out from that box. It needs people outside to help open their mind, get of from the problem and see the world in a bigger picture. That happens through explaining about other perspectives the depressed people are not realizing.
2. Encourage them to face the fact
No matter how bad the problem is, as soon as we could accept the fact that is already happening, we would feel better. Going to see the doctor is one of the acts of accepting the truth. So, you should also encourage them to do so. The doctors with their specialty in the issue will help the person get out of their depression quick as well. It is only when we accept the truth that we can work better to try to solve the problem as well as learn to live better next.
3. Your Present
When someone is in depression, they tend to want to stay alone and think a lot. Actually, they really need people to be around sharing the feeling and this bad time. So, staying beside your beloved people when they are in depression is a big support. With people around them during their bad time, they will feel like they are not too lonely on this earth. There are still people who love and care about them. That will encourage them to try and live on.
Again, depression will happen some time within our life. And, actually the best people to deal with it is ourselves. Others could only support us to an extent. So, it would be a better option to prepare yourself for it and stay strong no matter what happens. Life is about fighting those problems and move on.