There are a handful of things in here that would be good to remember if someone close to you is dealing with depression or some similar mental health issue.
Much of it though comes down to the old maxim, “half of life is just showing up”.
Just be there. Instead of avoiding someone who is dealing with depression because you don’t know what to do or say, just be with them. Continue to spend time with them, and invite them to do things together like you always have. It goes a long way when someone can know about your depression and simply treat you the same as they did before instead of making every interaction more awkward. Who needs that when they’re already dealing with their own depression?
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