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How Having Supportive Friends Can Help You And Your Mental Health

When you first start having feelings of or are diagnosed with depression, things can be very confusing and get out of perspective. Especially if the people around you don’t understand. Now, people without mental health issues will never know what it’s “like” or how it feels so you can’t expect them to know that, however having a supportive group of friends can make all the difference.
This doesn’t mean they know how you feel or anything, however having a group of friends with whom you can be open about your feelings and who support you can help a lot.

Depression can make you feel like you are alone a lot of the time and in response, you often can seclude yourself from your family, friends, etc. which only makes your depressive feelings worse. A lot of times the reason people don’t talk about their depression is that they are embarrassed and don’t think anyone will care. That’s when having a close supportive group of friends come in. You know they won’t judge you. You know they support you. And you know they will always be there for you no matter what. So when you have moments when you feel alone, your friends can reach out to you and help you try to feel better. Also, having a supportive group of friends makes the whole process of healing a lot easier and more comfortable.

While this isn’t the “cure” to healing depression, it sure is a good place to start. When dealing with mental health issues, the more support, the better. Talk to people you are close with. Reach out to them. It may be hard, but it could be one of the best things you ever do. You are not weak to ask for help, you are in fact strong and brave.

For more information and to get the help you need now, contact The Detox Center of Los Angeles for a free assessment of your symptoms as well as your insurance benefits and coverage. Give us a call today, at (888) 346-4350.


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