When depression haunts a dear one…

Helping someone get over sadness is an effort…but helping someone overcome depression is a process.                 


Sadness is different from depression. When you lose something or someone or simply lose, then it is natural to be sad and it does run its due course. However, depression is slightly different. A person begins to get depressed due to one of the three reasons…when he feels lonely, when he feels there is nothing good about him, or when he feels he is stuck and has no future.

And thus there are obvious ways to address these three reasons – by kindling his belief in your unconditional support…by pointing-out and highlighting his good aspects…and by giving hope and helping him chart out a path for future. And there are times when you have to do all three simultaneously, because depression is additive – it runs in a loop.


That’s why it is important to ‘not let a person go in depression’ rather than to ‘try and get one out of it’.


PS: The post is for both genders. It is just that I found it comfortable to write with one pronoun.

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. (www.socialigence.net) He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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