“The art of active listening and empathy helps! Giving someone a safe, calm and inspiring environment in which to share their deepest pain without judgment or interruption can be very healing!
“Words of encouragement, praise and connecting human to human helps! Getting plenty of sunlight and fresh air helps. Finding ways to lessen the isolation that depression brings helps.
“Getting loved ones on board to encourage the depressed helps. Emphasizing they are not alone helps.
“Planting a garden and tending to it helps! Implementing a daily routine of self-care helps! Staying busy doing meaningful activities helps. Helping others helps!
“These are just a few non-medicinal techniques I have used with clients.”
– Carol Cronin, Founder/Owner at Happy, Joyous & Free Recovery & Life Coaching, San Francisco Bay Area