How to Talk to Someone with Depression

Do you know someone who is struggling with depression? Pay attention to these suggestions for what not to say. 

Avoid making statements that blame or shame the individual. They can’t simply “cheer up” or “shake it off.” Don’t tell someone that they are to blame for having depression. That simply adds to the negative perception that they have of themselves.

Instead, talk to your friend in a way that helps them feel understood, that you want to listen, and also help

Read the full article here:  This is the Most Offensive Thing You Can Say to Someone with Depression.