When Everything In Your Life Is Going Good, Your Mental Illness Aren’t Acting Up And Your Maintaining All Your Relationships With Friends + Family Well

When you’re depressed, unsupportive friends and family can prove trying. It’s very important to have people in your life who either understand your condition or are willing to try. If friends and family are unsupportive—blaming you for the symptoms of your illness or making thoughtless remarks—it can make you feel really discouraged.

What can you do if the people who should be your greatest supporters aren’t?
Lack of support from people in your social network can be tough, but there are things that you can do to find the support and understanding that you need.

  • Recognize not everyone understands
  • Treat yourself well
  • Don’t believe depression misconceptions
  • Realize others may be struggling
  • Find support elsewhere
  • Ask for help directly
  • End negative relationships
  • Harness your emotions for good
  • Harness your emotions for good

Feeling a lack of support from your friends and family can make coping with feelings of depression that much more difficult. There are things that you can do, including being direct when you ask for help, but sometimes the best thing you can do is seek support from people who do understand what you are going through.

If the people in your life are not giving you the love and support you need, try expanding your social support circle, whether that means seeking help from a mental health professional or joining an online or in-person support group.




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