Everything we do and say has an impact on everyone else around us, especially those facing depression. You will find a short list of reasons why saying the wrong thing could do more harm than good. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
1) Saying “get over it” is not a nice thing to say to someone, especially those who deal with depression. Some argue that depressed people are more sensitive to things that others are. That would be a correct assessment, according to Neuroscore. Here is the deal: No one is making the choice to be depressed. No one wakes up one day and decides to be depressed. Depression is something that affects millions of people.
You cannot “get over” depression that quickly. I say that as someone who has battled it for the last 40 years. Life gets better, but you still go through phases. There are a lot of people who want help. They just do not know how to ask for fear of being judged and mistreated. That is why anyone who is close to a situation like that needs to make the first move. You have to be the one to ask them how you can help.
2) Did you know that most depressed patients already know they have it better than others. The last thing they need is to have more guilt about their mental health issue laid on them. The less you say to make them feel guiltier the better.
You should explain to them that there is no shame in what they go through. Depressed people deal with enough shame as it is. The more you can lighten their load, the better they might feel.
Do you know someone who is considering therapy? The more encouragement you give, the more likely they are to follow through with a choice. Depressed patients need more encouragement and less discouragement.
Neurocore offers a wide range of options for mental health issues. They offer everything from therapy and cognitive training to memory boot camp. Memory boot camp is where the use the latest technologies to help those with aging or memory loss issues.
Some of these exercises are meant to keep the brain active while others are meant to enhance past memories that have been suppressed. That allows some patients to remember certain memories that may be critical in dealing with issues like depression. You can find out more at Neurscore’s official page. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.