Unless you are sufficiently skilled to diagnose depression you should be very careful to do so.For example, when a pupil happens listlessly, does not make homework, nails or other behavior that makes you think that he or she may be depressed, and from conversations with him or her, you think you can get it confirmed, refer him or her to the Huisartspraktijk.
Depression-like symptoms can very well have a physical cause and these will have to exclude the GP before it will refer him or her to a first-line psychologist.
You can also consider advising the student to talk to a counselor at school.That might be more comfortable for the learner. And these are – if it is good – aware of how to deal with this type of signals.
No.Refer him or her to a psychiatrist to coordinate the treatment.
Beware of giving advice, because depression is a disease that (in many cases) requires treatment.However, many people do not realise this, and then give inappropriate advice that makes everything even worse.
There is really only 1 form of advice that I would give and that is to go to a trained professional.Presumably there are a number of steps in between. Start at a GP or practice support at school and let them refer. With all the best intentions you can have to help someone, it is better to leave this to someone who knows what they are doing.
In addition, it is good to keep listening, to hear the stories, to make sure that the student/student you trust.If you don’t do anything with it, a listening ear is worth a lot, trust here even more!
Don’t feel guilty about anything, Enring yourself with positive Camarde, abuse no alcohol and drugs (avoid absolutely better)
My advice is twofold, both practical and sensible.
- Admit that you need professional help and to find the person who works for you (this can be a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychological nurse, social worker, student Dean, general practitioner, fiduciary.)
- If medication is recommended, do not skip it immediately. Otherwise, think about it.
- Take your time.
Psychological recovery takes a long time, you initially don’t notice as much of it (others around you will notice earlier that it’s going better) and it may be that you haven’t recovered 100%. (My view on life is no longer as optimistic as it was)
Have you accomplished anything? Treat yourself to your favorite food, or a visit to the BIOS.
This can affect finances, study progress (official break, if you can’t get your courses that year.) There is always administration that they expect to fill in a long-term sick pupil/student. Circumstances are usually not taken into account (this prevents a conversation with the examination committee). You can be in a coma and then they can still tell you that you should have told it within 3 working days.
Sign up ill, iig until you get back a bit the normal feeling.
Being alone does not help you. You do not necessarily have to do social, but people around you is convenient.
They are there to guide you. That it is okay to be depressed.That they can and should take space to take a little distance. There is already a struggle for the head and body, so they do not want to fight even more with the outside world.
That it is important to keep communicating, from both sides.And if they don’t feel safe, look for someone else for that listening ear.
To look for alternatives, to schemes, to possibilities at times when it is too heavy and there is fear of major problems in absence (both physically and mentally).That there are also positive possibilities, often they see only the disadvantages.
That there is help and where they can find it.They often know what they need, but they cannot express or do not know who they should be. And it’s very frustrating to make you increasingly vulnerable and then be redirected to another because you are not at the right one.