7 Things to Say to Someone With Depression

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Depression is the most prevalent and widespread mental illness in the world. It affects over 17.3 million adults in the United States alone, with thousands of new cases each year and many more left undiagnosed. Do you have someone in your life right now struggling with depression? Depression is a very sensitive matter and, no matter how good your intentions might be, you could end up saying the wrong things and making them feel worse. So, if you want to have a better idea about how to talk to someone with depression, here are 7 Things to Say to Someone With Depression.

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