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Ways to Show Love to Someone with Depression

Depression is a mental illness that can be difficult, not only for the people suffering from it but also for the people around them. Most people don't know how to show love to someone who is suffering from depression. Kelly Baker, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has some tips on how to show love to someone with depression. 

  1. Help them keep clutter at bay 
  2. Fix them a healthy meal 
  3. Get them outside 
  4. Ask them to help you understand what they're feeling 
  5. Encourage them to focus on self-care 
  6. Hug them 
  7. Laugh with them 
  8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings 
  9. Challenge their destructive thoughts
  10. Remind them why you love them 

Click here to learn more about showing love to someone with depression. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.