ever feel like punching someone in the nose for suggesting, “if you only did this, you wouldn’t be depressed anymore.” i’ve been there. there is a reason for that. my last cycle through depression has taught me much about support. here is an abridged theory of support as put forward, by me, bipolarsojourner.
there are three main types of support, solutions, acknowledgements, and a conglomeration that i’ll simply call neutral. they are all valid types of support and they all work sometimes. let me introduce them.