|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
What is the best way to deal with a friend who is depressed for genuine reasons?
What is the best way to deal with such a problem and help a friend who is depressed ?
I don't know about 'the best way.' I expect that lies in the realm of the Psychology experts. However, I've met with a few people who were depressed, even diagnosed as clinically depressed, and feel I've been able to help bring them through a lot of their problems and into a more positive way of looking at their lives.
First thing is friendship. Be a friend who is willing to meet with them over a cup of coffee - or even a day out somewhere. Do a lot of listening. Keep the conversation rolling but be aware if they just want you to be quiet. Let them lead the conversation and take a genuine interest.
Write them letters. Not just emails or cards, but genuine, indepth letters about your own feelings about life. They will then feel that they need to say their piece in writing to you, too. This will help them clarify a lot of things in their minds.
Keep it up. You don't have to do it a lot, but do it so that they feel they do have a real friend in you.
Hope this has helped.
Sundeep, the first step is to take him to an expert psyciatirsit if his condition is too serious. However, if there is a mild depression, it can be cured with a sincere guidance to the patient, like telling him to inculcate a right attitude to ups and downs of life for these are natural and nobody can escape from these in one's course of living. He can be provided with literature of this kind to savor and learn a true art of living. All his friends should approach him constantly and should not leave him alone. Listening to soulful music and songs will also give him a great comfort. Apart from these, I would suggest a curious way though it is related to the religious stuff. As per our religious texts, our body is like Goddess Shakti, the manifested form of God of the gods or Mahadeva and our soul is like Mahadeva Himself. With this body, we have to savor worldly comforts and sadness and with the soul, we have to see Mahadeva Himself. Now, tell your friend that if he is not appreciating this life in body form, he is not feeling a great energy that is Goddess Shakti, the most beautiful and divine form of Mahadeva Himself. Though this is a Hindu way of life. the symbols expressed for body and soul are really universal in nature. You would agree that every one of us irrespective of our belief, is greatly attached to our body and takes a great pleasure in the comforts given to it and when in prayer to God, our soul feels ecstasy.So, this way, he can be persuaded to appreciate life and face obstacles and hardships with courage as these will also pass as everything passes or parishes in this world. You yourself are a great teacher and counsellor and mine is a humble advice, it would be my great pleasure if you feel it a proper one to be parted with your friend.
Shut up and be there.
Our ears are the best medicine. (I reckon I should shut up now :-)
Once I had this problem. A friend of mine suddenly landed up to my house in a very depressed state. Of course her problem did not seem to be genuine to me at all. I kept on thinking how can one get depressed for such silly problem when there are too many problems around. Any way I gave her counseling showing many examples of problems faced by people around us. In due course of time she changed. Of course I would not take the entire credit as she took the advice of a psychiatrist also who put her on medication. I wish no one enters into such a situation as our mental courage gives us energy to fight with every problem.
Distract him or her from what is causing the depression. Take him to places, do fun activities like basketball, baseball and if you're into computer games, play DOTA, LOL, Starcraf2, help him find a distraction. He'll move on faster.
by vespawoolf2 years ago
How do you deal with incessant talkers?Soon I will be spending two weeks with a relative who is such a talker, she doesn't even take a breath or pause and no one else can participate in the "conversation". Any...
by mariefromsf3 years ago
How can you deal with a spouse who thinks he is always right?Marriage involves great pain, and some joy, Mostly pain after the long term. Compromises must be made on a daily basis. Has it always been this way or I'm...
by anglnwu6 years ago
How best to deal with procrastination?
by Elvisa M2 years ago
How do you deal with depression?Depression is real and it is hard getting through to treatment without a supportive environment. How do you deal with depression and how do you make your family and friends who say that...
by Marc Lee21 months ago
How do you deal with friends who are using you for Financial Gain?
by Rob Welsh7 years ago
Do you have an FB Account... If so; are you driving traffic to your hubs successfully?For me... I don't have a personal account with FBI really don't want to have open one either.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.