How do you help a blogmate who is depressed?

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  1. Phil Plasma profile image77
    Phil Plasmaposted 7 years ago

    How do you help a blogmate who is depressed?

    A blogmate that I've known now for three or four years had his wife leave him last year and he's been mostly depressed ever since.  I've never met him, however, I would like to do something to help him only I don't know what.

  2. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 7 years ago

    I try to understand the cause/s of his or her depression, and suggest the best ways I can, of alleviating his or her spirits.

    CONFLICT ... is the primary cause of all depressions, it emanates from "not understanding" the Problem, which leads to confusion and that leads to despondency ... hence, Depression.

    Physiological origin-ed Depression can also be due to some Pathological Condition ... for which it is important to get medical help.

  3. youmeget profile image75
    youmegetposted 7 years ago

    Help him do what he loves doing or find him a cousellor

  4. KissTheRain profile image53
    KissTheRainposted 7 years ago

    There's only so much you can do...

    I'd probably tell them that they have a friend in me if they ever need to vent. I'd "listen" to them intently...And I'd reassure them that life is not over and that they'll be just fine...

    Offer links to resources if they need it...

  5. profile image0
    kikkibabesposted 7 years ago

    As the others have said hun.. Just do your best to be there for him. Make sure he knows if he needs someone to talk to he can always turn to you.. some people when they are depressed tend to hide as its easier that way but just make sure you try stay in contact as much as possible. Hope he gets through it. x

  6. dkanofsky profile image57
    dkanofskyposted 6 years ago

    The best way to help a blog mate who is depressed  simply is  to listen to what he/she has to say, offer unconditional positive regard, and if possible, offer non therapeutic suggestions.


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