Asking for help may not be so clear, and often, unhappy individuals do not know how to ask for help. Pixabay
16. There may be subtle cries for help.
When you think of a depressed person, you think of someone that wants to be alone all the time and doesn’t want to talk to anyone. That’s partly true. Depressed people may generally pull away from other people most of the time, but there are some instances where their depression becomes too much to deal with on their own. Look for those moments when they choose to open up and talk about their conditions. These are the most crucial times where they’re crying for help. Try to meet them halfway but don’t react with anger. That will make them withdraw and not want to talk about it ever again.
Someone who is unhappy and wanting help may not know how to go about it. The sad individual may worry that saying they need help is a sign of weakness. He or she might also be embarrassed. Sometimes, talking aloud about what is going on inside can be the first step in facing their realities. Lastly, they may be worried about being judged. Even if you do not understand what they are going through, welcome the conversation with grace; you should make every effort to listen to what they are saying. You may not have all of the answers, but it can be a substantial first step in the right direction if they feel supported.