5 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

Do you know someone struggling with depression? Is it your family, close friends or someone you know who has depression? Sometimes, a well-intentioned remark can be misconceived as something hurtful or ignorant, so it’s very important that you know how to be careful with your words. In this video, Psych2Go shares 5 common phrases that people say that could make someone with depression feel worse.

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Credits:
Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Teresa
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

References:
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Nutt, D. J. (2008). Relationship of neurotransmitters to the symptoms of major depressive disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 69, 4-7.
Lim, L. (2008). Depression: The misunderstood illness. Armour Publishing Pte Ltd.
Ingram, R. E., Miranda, J., & Segal, Z. V. (1998). Cognitive vulnerability to depression. Guilford Press.

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