Support for you
If you are supporting someone with depression, make sure you take care of yourself, too.
Try to take a break for yourself. Even if it’s just an hour of reading, going for a walk or practising some of our other self-care tips, you will feel much more positive afterwards. Try to set aside a period of time each week for you – you deserve it.
There is always someone who will be able to listen to your situation. A friend or family member you trust is a great place to start. They might not be able to give advice or solve your problems, but you’ll feel better for getting everything off your chest.
There is no shame in asking for help. You are being strong for you and your loved one, which is a lot to cope with. If you’re struggling, contact one of the following helplines. You are not alone.
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