How to convince somebody to get help for depression
Posted Sep 16 2011 12:00am
Convincing somebody to get for help for depression
is a difficult task.There are millions of people all over the world who are
depressed but who are not ready to see a doctor or a therapy for help due to the
mentality they have about depression, they think it is a shame to be depressed,
forgetting that it is an illness that we experience at different stages of our
Depression is a condition that affects the young,
old, rich and the poor, it is no respecter of person, when it comes into your live, you must
find a way out of getting rid of it.
Nobody can live in isolation, we all need each other
to overcome our problems or challenges of live, the role of friends, relations,
wives, husbands, therapist, psychologists, doctors in helping one to overcome
depression cannot be overemphasized.
If you have somebody you want to convince to get
help for depression, the first thing you have to do is to demonstrate love to
the person, tell the person you care about him and that depression is a
treatable medical condition. Always make yourself available each time he needs
your attention, love is giving.
Let him understand that you feel what he feels, that
depression if not taken care could lead to suicide. Seeing is believing, give
him examples of people who have committed suicide as result of depression,
those who have overcome depression with the help of therapists or doctors. You
can use the stories of celebrities or books written by people who overcame
There must be people in your family which the
depressed person respect, persuade them to talk to him about his depression so
that he can seek medical help.
Two head are better than one, get a therapist
involved, give his phone number to the therapist. This will give the therapist
the opportunity to build a relationship with him and find a way of helpingsolve his problem.