What you need, but you can not tell people in depression?
Depression is a normal reaction to difficult times. And so it is very important how we react to a person who is depressed. What do not need to tell people who are in difficulties?
1. "Understand this"
If it were possible to simply “deal” with depression, then most people would have risen without delay and left it. If it were that simple, then many people would not have to take specific medications. Sayings of this kind inflict additional wounds on already suffering people.
2. “You are depressed because you are guilty”
Even when it is clear that depression has come due to the guilt of a person, we must always wait for the right time. The right words spoken at the wrong time can close the door and prevent a person from recovering.
3. “You have no faith in the best, therefore you are depressed”
This is not true. A person subconsciously still believes in the best, just now his thoughts are focused on problems.
And what about depressed people?
"I pray for you"
Prayer is a powerful weapon. Our prayers can do for someone in depression a hundred times more than anything we could ever say.
“Call me if you need to talk.”
It is very important that in such a state a person could talk to someone who will not condemn him.
“God is with you, even if you don’t feel it now”
We all know that this is so. But sometimes it is necessary for someone to remind us that God did not leave us. Each of us had to deal with the fact that we remember with our mind that God exists, but our heart doubts, because we do not feel Him. At such a moment it is important that there is a friend who says that God has not turned away from us.