We all have differing personalities and triggers to our depression. When I looked for my therapist, I looked for one that wasn't in a hurry to label me and my depression. I wanted solutions, not causes or excuses. In addressing what was going on inside of me, we found the root cause but did not let it become an excuse. We are looking for ways to reprogram my mind and learn to live a healthy lifestyle with tools to use when I feel overwhelmed.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.