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Whether you’re a friend or family member, supporting someone with depression can raise many different questions. How can I help them? How will this affect my own life? How can I make sure I don’t lose track of myself if I focus on someone else so much? These questions are all normal and reasonable.

This article from helps you to better understand the dynamics of relationships and gives practical advice on how you can best help your loved one with depression.

Their advice includes to:

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“Before you can care for someone else, you need to take care of yourself”

For more advice on how to care for your loved one, as well as yourself, the European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) have created a “Caring for two” brochure. Click below to download it and learn more.

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