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10 Ways to Support a Friend with Depression

It is difficult to watch someone we love suffer without knowing how to help. When a friend’s parent dies, we bring a casserole. When she has been in a car accident, we pick her children up from school. But how to we help women who suffer from an invisible illness it is difficult to understand? Experimental Wifery brings you ten suggestions compiled from therapists, psychiatrists, and Alison’s own experience on the giving and receiving end of a supportive friendship for someone with depression. Read the rest of this entry

Building an Emotional Support System

Humans are communal animals. (Aristotle wrote that only a superhuman or a savage could live outside of a community.) But too often the pace and structure of our modern lives forces us to face our challenges alone. It doesn’t have to be that way!

When we proactively cultivate a community of family, friends, and co-workers around us, we know that we’ll be there for each other when the going gets tough. When any of you needs help, you’ll never be alone. Here are three ideas for building up your emotional support system. Read the rest of this entry