Top Ten Best Things to Say to Someone Who is DepressedAs someone who has been depressed throughout the years and knows what it's like to feel overwhelmed by this fog of sadness, this coat of dread, here are some encouraging words that I've gotten that have helped me out and taught me well. I may share some of my own words as well
Words can be very powerful, and it's a power we as people are often oblivious to. Being able to use your words to help the minds of others is a great thing we can do but we forget that we can also abuse it to harm others as well.
So let's try to use our words to help, to rebuild, and to encourage. Kindness is the best way to help the ones you care get through darker times and kind words speak loudest in times of silent sadness. They are much more clear to us in moments of grief and pain. And when a friend is in need of some kind words, don't be afraid to share yours. Give their grey lives a bit more color as they say.
If you really care for someone, then being there is a must. You don't know just how much a little conversation can help out. Be there for each other, help those who are in need. Depression is weaker, the more who stand against it.
I sure do wish that someone would turn around and say this to me. But instead, I just have to go it alone. I'm too scared to tell any of my friends that I'm depressed.
Wonderfully uplifting list, CjWriter1997. Even for those who aren't depressed, but just down for a while and needs a lift, a sincere, heartfelt and kind word, this list is a tonic. We all need someone at times. I can truly feel the sincerity of of this list :).
This quote is cliche I'll be honest. But then again, what is better to say than this?
Heck, I think I've said it to other users as well. But hey, this is a nice list :).
Meaning is an obscure concept, but it's also a very tangible one. To say you have meaning is to make meaning. We are only meaningless because we say we are. So don't let that be as such. Give yourself your own meaning as they say.
This is something I need to hear from people when I'm feeling worthless, like I'm not good enough for anyone. To feel like you matter to someone you know is to feel like you matter.
It is said, the often kindest people are the ones who struggled the most. As unfortunate as it may sound, pain brings wisdom. We learn the best through times the worst.
Let's say you've done something you think is embarrassing, the people who saw it won't think about that for long. People have so much going on in their lives that they forget about stuff pretty fast.
To quote Eleanor Roosevelt
"You wouldn't worry so much about what other people think of you if you realized how seldom they do."
Sometimes I feel like there's no opportunity, like I blew everything or never had a chance to begin with. That's depression talking, and it only talks in negatives. Rationality has gone out the window. Looking at it with a clear mind, and nothing is as black and white as it seems. There is light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how convoluted that path is.
Everybody has a great life ahead of them. You make your own future.
In high school, there was always one kid always making me feel bad and angry. Almost every day, I came out of school that way, but on the bus, I listened to my favorite music (rock and metal) and it helped to get rid of all the hate. When I got home, I spent 2 or 3 hours playing video games. It really helped me hold to it together.
Whether it's listening to music, watching your favorite show, playing video games, whatever works for you.
The more you distract your mind with things that you love, the less often your depression gets the best of you.
Indeed! think depression as an illusion and find the key just the inner core the soft one then at a penetrable, very short amount of time then you'll shatter it and it will be vanished. P.S, first think depression as an mirror.
Life has it's ups and downs. Even through the darkest of times, eventually light will appear at the end of the tunnel. Stay strong and keep going, you can make it!
That is true in a very inspiring way.
We are all people, all with complex emotions. Just because you feel a certain way more often doesn't make you any less of human being.
Simply giving complements to someone who is feeling down can show to them that you care enough to help them feel better. Yeah, they're simple complements but they are nice to hear from someone else every now and then and in the end, the simplest of things tend to matter the most.
This is a very good sentence!
They say laughter is often the most effective medicine. A good laugh can bring someone's mood up very well. If you don't know what to say sometimes, just tell them a joke. Make them laugh, it's always a good option.