Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

How to help others when you are depressed?

Announcements Posted on
TSR's new app is coming! Sign up here to try it first >> 17-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    I have quite severe depression.
    I've isolated myself (I shouldn't have, but that's how I cope when things are really bad), as dealing with people, even general conversations, can be incredibly draining.

    The only problem is, I worry about how other people feel, but I feel I can't cope/help with them, does anyone ever get that?

    My partner has been feeling down recently. It's been longer than a day/2 (he usually is fine after an hour) but it's been quite long. He says all he needs is a hug, and to chat, but I feel really selfish because I know that's what he needs, but I feel to depressed to do something that simple.

    Any advice? I feel really bad that I'm treating him like this

    It's a difficult situation. I'm sure if he knows you he will understand and hopefully he will eventually start feeling better on his own. I'm sure you're probably trying all the time, but if you can give him a little hug I'm sure that would give him some comfort. Just do what ever small act of kindness you can muster up strength for and as long as he knows you do care I'm sure you will find a way of coping through this together. It is hard as sometimes one person can bring the other down without meaning to and then it's difficult to have the energy to bring each other back up.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: January 1, 1970
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Do you like sleeping in a cold room?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.