Depression is something I have a lot of experience with having had bouts of it for most of my adult life, some severe some not so bad.
One thing I do know is that you cannot just ‘snap out of it.’
I also know that when it starts to diminish and when life starts to look slightly less bleak, as if there may be even be a future; that coaching can be useful.
It has been useful for me, my first experience of coaching was towards the end of a particularly severe bout of depression, I have a friend who is a coach and he offered me some sessions to see what it was like.
I found it very useful and soon applied to become a coach myself. I saw how powerfully it engaged me in a positive way that gave me back my own power to decide how I would live my life.
It enhanced my work as a triage nurse too, I am now able to question more effectively and get right into the heart of an assessment quickly because I have learned to listen in a much more focused way. I am not saying that coaching is for people who are depressed. However coaching may benefit individuals once they have turned that corner towards recovery.