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Layne Cornell

The Best Ways to Help Someone Who is Dealing With Depression

Most of us will experience depression at some point in our lives. If you’re paying attention, this can give you insights into how to be supportive to other people in need. So, what is the best way to help someone who is dealing with depression?

Don’t Try to Cheer them Up 

Layne Cornell

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the summer of 2009 after being hospitalized during my first full-blown manic episode. Looking back I realize that I started showing signs of bipolar disorder since I was at least 15 years old. 

The episode started while I was living in Peru as a volunteer. Fortunately, I had a great support system at the time. They arranged a flight home for me when they noticed the sudden changes in my mood and behavior.