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.
One of the most important things you can do for yourself in recovery is to wrap yourself with support. Interestingly, it’s not always what new recovering addicts think of at first. Often, their first thought is to focus on getting sober. Yet, as you can imagine, it’s hard to get sober alone. Nonetheless, many people who have experienced trauma, addiction, or abuse in their families of origin feel they need to carry their burdens on their own. However, especially in recovery, the complete opposite is true. You do not have to carry the burden of getting sober alone. You can invite family, friends, and especially mental health professionals to join you on your walk towards sobriety.