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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

7 Things Not to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed (and What to Say Instead)

If a family member or friend has shared with you that they have depression, you may wonder what you can say to best support them. Or maybe you’ve already tried saying the right thing, but it didn’t seem to go over as well as you intended. And worse, the person with depression couldn’t explain why what you said wasn’t helpful.

Here, experts reveal seven things to avoid saying to a loved one who has opened up to you about their depression — and what can you say instead to show you truly do care and want to support them. Read more in Everyday Health.


Michelle Pugle, MA

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