Community·Posted on May 9, 2017What Can People Do For You When You're Depressed?Sometimes it's surprising what can make a difference.by Hattie SoykanBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you live with depression, you're definitely not alone. Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed It can often be hard to communicate with your loved ones during your worst lows, and sometimes people might not say the right thing, even with the best intentions at heart. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com There are days when "it gets better" feels hollow because you really don't believe it, or when hearing "it's all in your head" just angers you because your feelings are still valid. FX It can be hard to hear someone tell you to just go outside and smell flowers when you feel like you physically can't get out bed. We want to know what little things people may have done for you or said to you when your depression was bad that actually made a difference. Fox While the same thing may not help for every individual afflicted with depression or a related disorder, it can help to know where to start. Whether it was a family member who just stuck by you while you curled up and watched TV. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Without forcing you to be happy, or positive, and having that be ok. Or maybe a teacher or friend who performed a small, but meaningful gesture. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC Maybe even a stranger who said what you'd desperately been waiting to hear when you needed a string of hope. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Most importantly, communication is key and expressing to your loved ones what you need from them can make a world of difference. Whatever little gesture really meant a lot to you, we want to hear all about it! Leave your story in the comments below and your submission could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post.