Understanding the Effects of Depression on Others

When we are depressed, it is easy to think no one can notice.

How we feel can effect others

How we feel can effect others

If they do notice, than they aren’t going to care because it doesn’t affect them.

However, depression does affect others.

At work it can affect the work ethic, team morale, and the amount of work that is accomplished.

At home, everyone that lives in the household is affected by the person that is depressed.   The work load and responsibilities may be greater on certain family members.  The environment can also be altered, if the depressed person lives in a world of darkness.

So, don’t be fooled.  Depression affects those all around us.

How has a loved one’s bout with depression affected you?

 

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