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Topic: Depression and anxiety help

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  1. Tina66
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    6 July 2021
    Hi, I would like some help and info on how to help my boyfriend whom has depression and anxiety. I dont have any experience with these and I am scared that I will say or do the wrong thing. I am trying to be encouraging and supporting but not sure if I really am. We are a very new couple and are still getting to know each other. I know he was on medication but has stopped taking them but I dont know when he stopped or how long he was on them for. I also know he wont speak to a counselor about it as he doesnt believe that they can help him. I would appreciate any help or comments I can get. Thanks.
  2. Ggrand
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    6 July 2021 in reply to Tina66

    Hello Tina66...

    A very warm and caring welcome to Out forums..

    Thank you for reaching out here for help with your bf..you sound like a very caring person...

    It can be very difficult to support someone you love who is struggling with depression and anxiety....

    Just being their for him, with an open and caring heart is one of the greatest comforts for someone when they are having a hard day,,,,

    We have several threads on the forums for supporting and caring for family and friends struggling with their mental health....They are in the Staying well section as well as the careers section..maybe you might find something in those posts that could be of help to you..You’re very welcome to talk on those posts..or come back here to talk or ask questions..

    My kindest thoughts...Dear Tina...

    Grandy...

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