Matthew Johnstone writes and draws in his work, The Black Dog” impressivehow he experiences depression, how he then acts as a deprsiver on others and what helps him to put this “”black dog on a leash”.
He lists the following aid measures, I would not speak of tricks here:
- Get professional help: family doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselling centre, social workers…
medications are useful if expertly prescribed and accompanied, do not take anything unattended and without specialist pre-breeding.
He describes depression as a serious disease, which unfortunately can also lead to suicide.If depression is recognized as such and accepted as a diagnosis, he proposes the following emergency measures for bad sinkers:
- The sick man should be scourge to say it immediately when he realizes that he is in a violent downward spiral.
So don’t wait any longer. A scale of values, 1-10, helps for the presentation.
Then M. J. lists For the relatives of people suffering from depression, the following tips are available:
- He lists conspicuous behavioral symptoms that might indicate this disease (learn to understand signs).
- Relatives should take allusions to “walking” and “”no longer be there or want to live” seriously.
- Appeasements, exhortations or accusations are not helpful.
- Convulsion attempts to encourage also do not help, but consideration and kindness already.
- Listening often helps.