Depression is a debilitating illness, or that there is no doubt. It rattles us to our very core and impacts on our relationships – the very relationships which play a crucial part in helping us to manage depression. It’s cruel.

We’ve put together this page as we understand how painful it can be to see depression consume someone you care about. Because we believe that empathy is a good place to start, we have tried to give you an understanding of what depression is like in addition to ways you can be supportive.

Our Relationships Really Matter

Supporting someone who has depression is far from easy. You may feel helpless, confused, and struggle to know what to do for the best.

In life, we all need a support squad: people we trust enough to confide in,  who will walk with us in the dark and who lift us from rock bottom.

Depression makes our need for such relationships even greater, but the illness itself tells us that we’re not worthy of them. We genuinely think you’d be better off without us. And we are determined not to be a burden – so much so that we try and push you away.

Because we understand how difficult it is to support someone with depression, AND because we know how much you are needed as a guiding light, we’ve put together some handy information with you in mind. We hope it will help you as you help others.

Depression habits
Simple Habits That Help Us Through Depression
Depression is rough. When we’re in the thick of it, life can feel incredibly difficult.  Even the simplest tasks can
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Broken Child
Stories on Depression: I am a Broken Child!
I’d love to sit here and write about roses and daisies and so much happiness in this world, but I
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Life
Stories on Depression: Life as An Unemployed 20 Year Old Male
The most difficult age for any man should be between 24 and 29 years, the pressure to be something, to
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Depression
Practical Ways to Support Someone with Depression
When you support someone with depression it isn’t about ‘fixing them’, it’s about being supportive, listening and doing what you can to
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unemployed
What It’s Like to Be Depressed and Unemployed
Living with depression is not easy. Living with depression and being unemployed? Even worse. It is not an easy situation for anyone
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