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What not to say to someone who has depression – and what to say instead

Do you have a friend or family member who is suffering from depression? We know you want to help, but there are certain right and wrong ways to go about it. Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Sadness is only a small part of depression, which has many other symptoms including physical ones. This includes persistent empty mood, hopelessness, pessimism, loss of interest in…