Understanding mental health

Talking to someone with depression

White Swan Foundation

Avoid trivializing the person's suffering Or: "You would feel better if you exercised some more, or picked up a new hobby."Such language and words trivialize the person’s suffering. Instead, try:“I understand that you may feel low sometimes, and this is challenging for you. Let me know if I can help in some way”

Avoid trivializing the person's suffering Or: "You would feel better if you exercised some more, or picked up a new hobby."Such language and words trivialize the person’s suffering. Instead, try:“I understand that you may feel low sometimes, and this is challenging for you. Let me know if I can help in some way”

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