Have you ever wondered how relationships can help us build a stronger resistance against issues like Depression and Low self esteem? Well in this clip we discussed it! No one said life would be easy but we cannot and should never under estimate the power of companionship. It could make the difference in the dark days.
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2 thoughts on “Fighting Depression With Companionship”
If you’re able to fight depression with companionship, I would argue that you didn’t have depression in the first place.
Hey Nicky, I take it you have had a chance to listen to the conversation we had on the Radio Show?
The interesting thing about what people go through, is that its very particular, specific and real for them. So it is quite possible for someone to feel depressed and over come that feeling with any positive influence they experience.
Depression like many other issues comes in different forms and severities from mild to chronic etc, so someone can feel like they are depressed yet seem to just be very very sad. Either way the most important thing is that people find a way to acknowledge and deal with their state of mind. One of those ways is allowing companionship to be a tool to recovery.
Thus when a family member or friend suffers from depression, your support and encouragement can play an important role in his or her recovery.
COMPANIONSHIP IS – friendship, fellowship, closeness, togetherness, amity & intimacy.
So in effect as the companion to someone going through Depression you can
1) Be a compassionate listener rather than giving advice
2) Provide whatever assistance the person needs (and is willing to accept)
3) Take walks or do other physical activities together
4) Take care of yourself so that you are able to stay positive
5) Encourage a healthy diet by cooking and eating together.
I hope this clarifies the angle from which we were tackling this very difficult challenge that many people suffer from around the world.