6 things that are NOT helpful to someone with depression

Broken & Bipolar

In a recent post, I shared some practical ways that you can really love someone with depression. That post was based on my experiences in my life as I have dealt with Bipolar depression and what has helped me along the way. I had several friends respond to that post and thank me for the tips. I am amazed and have just began to discover that almost everyone in this world has been affected by depression at some point in their lives, either dealing with it themselves or walking alongside a friend or family member who has. Even though the U.S. has one of the lower rates for clinical depression in the world, it is still estimated that 1 in 8 of us here in America are suffering from this type of mental illness. We are everywhere. We are your next door neighbors, your school teachers, your baristas, your co-workers, your…

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