Currently dating someone that is pretty depressed right now.
Super inadequate life feeling stuff. School,job, money,aspirations,passions,etc. This is long distance too so my power is kinda limited but my words mean a lot to them. I've helped them a lot in the past but it's gottan pretty bad after some recent events.
What are some general resources for helping/supporting someone that is depressed? I really care for this person.
Skype with them
Involve some people
Moral support each day
Reassure everything will be fine
DONT RUN IF YOU FEEL ITS BOTHERSOME
Also need more info like ages, genders, hobbies, "recent events", etc
dropped out since highschool, slow learner, no motive to self-study(adhd) artist. dfab.
I can cheer them up or get them into those little "re-invent myself" moments but it doesnt last.
First rule of supporting someone is that you can't "fix" her. After that, talk to her and comfort her as much as possible, like a friend. If things get out of control, get her to see a therapist.
I've accepted that I can't just "fix" someone. We're kinda in this limbo in which I can comfort and help them and give them bits of advice when they explicitly ask for it but it's gotten pretty bad to the point that it's just flat out depression at this point. And as much as I comfort and help them now it seems to be a limbo if self-reinvention and eventual crumbling.
They're the kind of person that has had to learn a lot of things the hard way