How to Help Someone Newly Diagnosed With Depression

Merely Me Health Guide
  • Hi everybody


    So it is Friday and that means we want to hear about your week. 


    1.  On a scale of one to ten how was your week?


    2.  What was the highlight of your week?  Did anything good happen?  Were there moments where you felt more hopeful?  Tell us about it.


    3.  What was the hardest challenge for you this week?  How did you cope?


    4.  Do you have any words of wisdom to share with others who may be newly diagnosed with depression?  What can you tell them of your experience that may help?


    In addition....


    I want to share some links with you from members and also from across Health Central. 

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    • Member Donna-1 asks an intriguing question about what part of the day does one experience their worst depression?  I find this to be a fascinating question because so many of our members talk about feeling most depressed in the mornings.  I dedicated a post to this phenomenon with Do You Have Morning Depression?  For me, however, I am more like Donna in that I have always experienced my worst depression in the late afternoon and evening and especially before bed.  Please share your thoughts on this in a comment to Donna's question.

    • Member CC writes about journaling feelings related to depression and also about the topic of disclosure...of who to tell about one's depression.  These are two great topics and I hope we can add more responses to her post.

    • In light of the recent events in Arizona, our Eileen Bailey has written about the topic of mental illness and violence.  Do you feel that the media coverage on the tragedy was fair?  What do your feel will be the repercussions for people with mental illness?  Voice your thoughts on Eileen's post, Mental Illness and Violence: Is there a Connection?

    • Also in the news is the investigative reports into Dr. Wakefield's 1998 study linking autism with the vaccines.  It has recently been shown that this original study was fraudulent and now there have been reports that Dr. Wakefield had a lot of potential financial gain to his fraudulent study.  To hear the full story please come on over to our ADHD site and read about the details of the autism-vaccine study scam.

    • Do you suffer from an anxiety disorder?  You would be surprised at how many other people do as well including celebrities.  I just wrote about famous people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.

      That is about it for now.  I hope you all have a good weekend.  Thank you all so much for all your contributions to this site in the form of comments and shareposts.  You guys make this site what it is and it delights me to no end to see all the wonderful give and take here.  No matter what is going on in your life you can come here and know that someone else has probably gone through it too.  I believe that connection can help you heal.  So if you have never written a sharepost or made a comment I would strongly encourage you to do so and make the most of your experience here.  We are here to support you.
Published On: January 14, 2011