Supporting Someone With Depression Worksheet
Worksheet published on May 10th, 2022
Supporting a loved one with depression can be challenging. It can drain you mentally, emotionally, and physically, which can lead to burnout and exhaustion. While it is a gesture of love to support a loved one who is struggling with depression, it is important to do so in a healthy way.
There are ways to support a loved one in a way that does not impact your wellness. Knowing how to create personal boundaries and tolerance for your loved one’s symptoms is an important part of giving support. It is also important to know what you can realistically offer because no one person can offer all of the support a loved one with depression needs all the time.
About This Worksheet
This is the Supporting Someone With Depression worksheet. This worksheet offers methods of supporting a loved one who is struggling with depression. Following the tips on this worksheet can ensure that you set realistic expectations for yourself and your loved one.
People who are struggling with supporting someone with depression can benefit from this worksheet. It can be helpful for adults in family, couples, and individual sessions. This worksheet provides tips on how to support someone with depression and reflection questions to aid in making an action plan.
Explain what it is like to support someone with depression. Educate your client on what depression is and how it affects a person and their family. Answer your client’s questions about what is needed to support a loved one who is struggling with the condition.
Review the contents of the worksheet with your client. You may choose to address the reflection questions together with the client. Your guidance can be helpful for them to feel confident in their plan and understand why each of the tips can benefit them and their loved one. Provide a copy of the worksheet to the client for reference.