A Temder Touch

Sherrill, John
March 2009
Guideposts;Mar2009, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p17
The article offers suggestions to family members and friends on caring for people suffering from depression. It mentions that keeping a journal of the patient's condition and writing about ones' feelings during the illness period helps the caregiver to look at the situation with more objectivity. It also suggests that a little tenderness can bring the sufferer the incredible healing power of connection.


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