It is important to understand that depression is an “illness” just like any other physical disease. and need treatment. Sometimes a patient may feel severely sad over a minor event. We must not judge him as weak or unwilling, but rather view it as a common symptom of the disease.
- Refrain from harsh and traumatic remarks. For example, your boss should avoid scolding the patient with harsh words. Colleagues should avoid talking that makes the patient uncomfortable. Depressed patients may have worse performance. We should discuss the cause calmly and understandably.
- Do not set expectations or put pressure on the patient. especially in regards to job duties This will cause him to feel pressured and his symptoms will get worse. Some relief should be given to make the patient feel more relaxed.
- Be a good listener and mentor. Listen and encourage him when he’s upset. and counseling on important matters. For example, if the patient complains of discouragement want to leave work. Because depressed patients may have moods and thoughts that have changed.
- If the patient comes to consult or says that he does not want to live Or he tends to hurt himself. We should speak to encourage and point him to the meaning of living. Such as talking about the places he wants to go what he wants to do Artist, celebrity or someone he likes.
- Encourage relaxing activities such as exercise to refresh both your mind and body at the same time.
- Be patient, as depressed patients may experience mood swings and become easily irritable. You should try to understand and forgive as much as you can.
- words that shouldn’t be said with depression sufferers, such as “Think for yourself” or “Everyone has been through this” or “Take a look at the optimism” or “There are a lot of people who are worse than us” or “You Stressing me too” or “Stop thinking about stressful things” or other words.