Beat Depression: How to Support Women You Know

Originally published by: Posted by Defense Health Agency Public Affairs, read complete article at

Depression does not discriminate. It affects people of all ethnicities, economic backgrounds and ages. However, biological, social and gender differences -- and the experiences, stressors and expectations that surround them -- put women at greater risk for depression.

How to Support Her

By learning how to offer support and understanding, you can help your loved one access resources for coping with and overcoming depression.

  • Keep her socially engaged: People with depression often isolate themselves. Try to connect with her socially. Invite her out for coffee, to join you at a spin class, or tosign up for a paint class. As a friend or family member, you may know her best; find social activities you know she’ll enjoy.

Read the full article online:


October 27, 2017 - 2:17pm