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Our words are powerful. The words we speak over our loved ones can build them up or tear them down. A neuropsychologist shares what not to say to someone with depression, anxiety or some other mental illness.
Scripture tells us that the words we speak can produce life or death. We want to choose life and build up our loved ones and friends who suffer. A neuropsychologist shares 13 things TO say to someone struggling with depression, anxiety, or some other mental illness.
I looked up and met his kindly eyes. I had been avoiding them as I sat down, not sure what I would find.
“How are you?”
“Where shall we start?”
“How about the changes since last time.”
“Well, how is it that he lost weight with all the chemotherapy and the same amount of weight he lost, I gained.”
“Somehow I didn’t think that’d get by you, but the scales don’t exactly lie do they?”
He didn’t say anything. I think he knew that was a sensitive subject for me.
To the easily asked question, offered without much thought or anticipation of the response, “How are you?” One’s response could just as easily roll off the tongue, “I’m just fine…” And it often does. [more]