But someone with depression doesn't hear "I care about you and I want to help you" when you offer solutions. If it really bothers you emotionally then do what's right for you. And ask others to listen to how you feel- you matter too. Some people aren't emotionally stable enough to handle a relationship with someone who has depression or anxiety and that's fine. If you really like them them the you should talk to them about it and see what you can do to help or minimize it.And it can get frustrating dating someone who just can’t seem to get their head around it or – worse – ‘doesn’t believe’ in being depressed (IT’S NOT A UNICORN, IT’S A MEDICALLY DEFINED ILLNESS). Don’t doubt us if sometimes we’re perfectly happy and able to get on with things, then can’t get out of bed the next day. But we’re still going to cry and hate ourselves for it. Listen to our entirely illogical explanation for why we’re upset and help us through it. Sometimes we won’t react the way we’re supposed to when you do something lovely or something amazing happens. You casually mentioning any negative opinions on anti-depressants doesn’t help. Missing out on a job can push us into a months-long depressive period. But that doesn’t mean we can’t handle the truth or rubbish things happening.Don’t say you’re ‘depressed’ when you’re feeling sad. If we do something wrong, criticise our actions, not us as a person. You don’t need to walk on eggshells or treat us like a delicate flower. Sometimes our down moments are prompted by something, sometimes they’re not. ’ Yes, we’re perfectly aware that there are people around the world without food and shelter.
If they are getting really anxious, remind them that you're there and you will help to the best of your abilities. But if the subjects depression or anxiety comes up, you should stay on watch...Depression can be a subconscious negative voice in a woman’s head that tells her she is horrible, unworthy of your love.Men with depression experience this, but it tends to be more intense for women because they ruminate on it rather than seeking distractions.Chances are you have dated, will date, or are dating somebody suffering from depression — or perhaps you are familiar with depression yourself.According to a 2014 study by the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 15 Americans have had at least one major depressive episode in a 12-month period.