10 reasons why you should keep inviting those with depression/anxiety to events.
10 reasons why you should keep inviting those with depression/anxiety to events - even when they're socially withdrawn. Post by @realdepressionproject, you can find the post here.
It reminds them they're not alone
They known you'll be there for them when they feel better
It'll show you aren't taking their social withdrawal personally
It opens the door to alternative meetings - for example, they may respond with "I'm too overwhelmed to go to a party but would you like to go for a walk and a catchup when you're next free"
It helps fends off negative thoughts like "no one cares about me"
It reassures them that anxiety/depression isn't coming in between your friendship
It shows you still love them
It adds light to their darker moments
It shows you accept/value them even when they're not "at their best"
It gives you an opportunity to check in / see where they're at
Please keep inviting those with anxiety / depression to social events - even if they don't come this gesture can mean the world to them.
And if they say no - reassure them you understand and you're there when they're ready