If you have been following my articles, you know by now that I have personally struggled with anxiety and depression all my life.
This is mostly a result of the trauma and abuse I endured in childhood and adolescence. I turned it into a blessing as I learned how to heal myself, and as a result, I’ve also been helping my clients for over 15 years utilizing a holistic, non-medical approach.
Unfortunately, I have found that mental health is still stigmatized, and even though emotional and mental health can be a leading cause of several chronic illnesses, many people still don’t seek help out of fear of being labeled as “crazy.” It’s even more difficult for loved ones who mostly don’t understand that one cannot simply “snap out” of depression as their patterns of negative thinking are deeply rooted. Many times it’s the subconscious beliefs that were formed even before age 7 that are the root cause of one’s low self-esteem and anxiety. Coupled with trauma, it can leave some deep scars that take long time to heal.
The most important thing you can do to help a loved one with anxiety and depression is to be supportive and don’t put any additional pressure for them to get better.It can be a long and lonely journey and especially if one is like me a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Per Margarita Tatakovsy MS, there are several things that can be helpful.
Below are 5 ways you can help those with Anxiety and Depression:
- Be there –
- Don’t judge or criticize –
- Don’t minimize their pain –
- Learn as much as you can about depression –
- Be patient no matter what –
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