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9 Ways to Help a Friend or Family Member With Depression


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do nothing more than make excellent eye contact and open your ears. In her bestselling book, “Kitchen Table Wisdom,” Rachel Naomi Remen writes:    I suspect that the most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. And especially if it’s given from the heart. When people are talking, there’s no need to do anything but receive them. Just take them in. Listen to what they’re saying. Care about it. Most times caring about it is even more important than understanding it.

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