5 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Depression

Do you know someone struggling with depression? Are you wondering how to help a depressed friend? Is it your family, close friends or someone you know who has depression? Sometimes, a well-intentioned remark can be misconceived as something hurtful or ignorant, so it’s very important that you know how to be careful with your words. In this video, Psych2Go shares 5 common phrases that people say that could make someone with depression feel worse.

If you find this video and are wondering what to say to them instead, check out our video “7 Things to Say to Someone With Depression”:

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