6 Ways To Save Someone From Depression
October 10th is World Mental Health Day and it’s focusing on suicide prevention.
A person loses their life to suicide every 40 seconds which means there are almost 800 000 lives being lost to suicide each year. Suicide and depression can affect anyone anywhere at any given time.
But anyone can also be a hero. Together, we can save the life of a family, friend, or even a stranger. And Roses Only wants to help you by sharing this simple blog. Here are 6 ways you can make a difference to someone with depression.
Be There And Listen
The best thing someone can do for a depressed person is to simply be there and offer to listen, to let them know they’re not alone. This is already a big factor, just knowing that they have someone who understands and is on their side.
Give Them Roses
The simple gesture of giving roses to a loved one suffering from depression simply shows you care. Here are some of the best blooms you can give to make them feel they’re not alone:
24 White Cream Roses Gift Box
White roses symbolize new beginnings. Give them these blooms to let them know that it's never too late to start anew. These blooms are available in Roses Only US, UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Stunning Bright Pink Infinity Roses, Beautifully Presented In A Black Box
These are roses that last for a year without the need for watering them. They keep living and bringing smiles to people for as long as they can.
Just like this flower, your loved one also has the ability to bring a smile to people's faces once they start knowing their worth.
Let these blooms serve as a reminder of how special they really are. These are available in Roses Only US, UK, and Singapore.
Choose The Right Words
Never say these words to a depressed person. It would only make things worse:
- Snap out of it.
- Try harder.
- But you don't look depressed!
Instead, say these. It's better to ask a question and dig for the root cause if they're willing to open themselves up.
- Do you need someone to talk with?
- Is there anything I can do to help?
- It's ok to feel this way.
Avoid The Tough-Love Act
Many people think that showing tough love will straighten up a depressed person. But it only does the opposite. Because it only pushes them away and makes them feel more inferior when they're most vulnerable. You just need to lend your ears and your heart while choosing the right words.
Learn As Much As You Can About Depression
Start learning everything you can about depression to know how you can best talk with your loved ones and avoid misunderstandings. Reading this blog from Roses Only about World Mental Health Day is a good start. Keep checking out more blogs and watch videos. You can help your loved ones by simply learning from the various free resources we have today.
Take Care Of Yourself
Dealing with someone experiencing depression can be incredibly exhausting. Remember, you can only support a loved if you look after yourself first.
Make time to relax, set boundaries, and don't give up the things you enjoy. You can only share the love with others if you can love yourself to the fullest.
Because being a hero first starts with you.