Supporting a friend with depression can be really challenging. Most of us struggle with finding the right words or actions to aid a friend dealing with a mental illness. This could have damaging effects on the friendship. I spoke with Therapist Sh’Niqua Alford from Restoring Serenity Counseling Center in Arlington, TX on how we can support our loved ones through depression. In our discussion, she gives us tips on how to identify depression, what to avoid saying to a friend, and how we can aid them during a difficult time.
Check out our chat below.
Check out other great content from Sh’ Niqua regarding mental health and the black community here. For counseling or other mental health questions/concerns please reach out to Sh’Niqua at https://www.restoringserenitycounseling.com/