Starting a conversation about depression can be a big, daunting challenge. Many people do not have the confidence to speak up, but staying silent means they don’t get the right support.
Open and honest conversations are an important step towards getting people the professional support they need to start the healing process. Talking openly also helps loved ones understand the impact of depression and what they can do to help.
The Little Book of Big Conversations is full of small pieces of practical advice to help everyone feel confident about discussing depression.
It offers guidance for anyone who is living with depression, as well as friends or family members who want to offer support. Some of the information is tailored for a particular group, but we recommend that you read the full book as it may help you understand the emotions others might be experiencing.