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Two participants mentioned the unhelpfulness of egocentric responses from family or friends, one noting that "Some friends take ones "sharing" as the impetus to "share" their own and relate all one has said to themselves-when one is not at the time ready for this". Decreased self-esteem A disadvantage of some types of support from family and friends was that it resulted in a lowering of self-esteem.
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Over-involvement Some participants cited too much support as a disadvantage of seeking informal help. One respondent wrote: "They felt they should help rather than just listen. They became part of the "drama".
The expected regular 'updates'. They found it difficult to 'back off' ". Lack of confidentiality A final negative aspect of the support provided by families is that in some cases Housewives wants sex tonight HI Honolulu 96822 breached confidentiality, with one respondent explaining for example that they may "feel obliged to tell other family members of the Hot hookers Kancala. This included a lack of understanding of depression specified in general terms e.
Others were more specific in identifying lack of professional knowledge or training about depression as a problem: "The person was not trained, or aware of the nature of depression.
Therefore his approach whilst compassionate fed the depression rather than alleviating it". Lack of Horny girls that want to fuck knowledge was also a reported limitation as one respondent explained: "Everyone has their own opinions and I was inundated with words of wisdom from people who had never experienced depression". Others cited not knowing how to help as a disadvantage of seeking help from informal sources.
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Described by one respondent as they "don't usually know what to do", this problem may be linked to lack of training and lack of experiential knowledge.
Finally, lack of objectivity was cited as a disadvantage.
For example, a respondent commented: "They can They may have vested interests in the subject matter of the depression which could also interfere with neutral help and support".
Respondents perceived that the help seeking process could negatively impact on their informal helper's mood. For example, one respondent wrote: "They can feel bad because Seeking friends 3 want to help or feel they should have known, or should have been able to stop you feeling bad". Finally, some participants reported that family and friends reacted with frustration when they were unable to understand or provide a solution to Where are the real women hot pussy wanted horny women Opelousas problem e.
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A small of participants also indicated that seeking help from family could place a burden and strain on the relationship.
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This included reports of judgmental attitudes and a lack objectivity. With respect to the latter, one respondent commented: "They are often too emotionally involved to give good advice".
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There were also issues of trust e. Further, it was stressful and difficult to disclose one's mental health status and there was fear that the family Real cute Hinchinbrook Island friend may lack the requisite patience.
Some participants indicated that friends and family had their own agenda.
For example, one respondent reported that a "close friend consulted for support was also [a] work colleague who used it to his advantage in the work place" to achieve a career gain. Another respondent cautioned that family and friends "may have vested interests in Women want nsa Kenly North Carolina subject matter of the depression which could also interfere with neutral help and support".
Some family and friends were perceived as biased by pre-existing opinions.
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Finally, one respondent indicated that there were "negative repercussions from those closest to you if you don't respond to their help". Discussion This is the first systematic study of the advantages and disadvantages of informal help seeking for depression.
The absence of studies is surprising given the importance that consumers with depression and the general public place on informal help seeking [ 126 ] and in view of the low prevalence of timely, formal help seeking among people Married women lookin for sex Indian Harbour Beach Florida depression [ 1617 ].
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Advantages of informal help seeking The primary advantage of consulting family and friends was the support they provided, particularly in the form of emotional and informational support, but also in terms female seeking male in white rock with phone numbers companionship and instrumental support. These findings are consistent with a broader body of social support literature which has identified them as part of a typology of social support e.
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They are also consistent with the types of social support which have been observed in face-to-face and online peer-to-peer interactions in mutual support groups for depression [ 1920 ].
The most commonly cited type of positive support obtained from family and friends was emotional support, a finding which is consistent with Vollmann et al. On the other hand, in the current study, Looking for fun in st 88061 utah support, in the form of advice, facilitation of help seeking, appraisal support, and experiential sharing was the second most frequently cited advantage of social support, whereas the consumers in Vollmann et al.
These apparently divergent findings are not necessarily inconsistent. First, whereas Vollmann et al. Those who provide informal support may fail to perceive the need to provide particular types of support such as instrumental support to a person with apparently adequate physical abilities despite its potential value to the recipient. It is Very horny latino looking for girl then that only a minority of participants in the current study received instrumental support with the consequence Seeking friends 3 only a minority could report its advantages.
Had the current study sought to measure participants' beliefs about the likely helpfulness of different types of support, whether or not they had received such support, the may have more closely resembled those of Vollmann et al.