The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers

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5 things to look out for if you suspect a loved one or someone you know, is depressed (and 4 ways you can help them right now).

"Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful.” – Giles Andreae


“How depressing.” is something you might think as you wake up to another dreary day, or see your team lose (again). But true depression is not fleeting, easily
shrugged off, or forgettable. Depression takes over your life, making it impossible for you to eat, sleep, work, study or enjoy yourself. You feel worthless, hopeless, and helpless - day after day after day.

Here are five things to look out for if you suspect someone you know might be depressed, as well as the four most important things you can do to support them.

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