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Helping Your Friend, Family Member, or Loved One

Depression can leave someone feeling alienated, which is why providing some kind of care for them is so vitally important to everyone's health. 

Providing care for a depressed person doesn't mean sacrificing your entire life. It can be as simple as offering words of encouragement, providing a strong listening ear, or bringing over a hot meal to share. Still, depression can be a difficult condition to manage, especially in a romantic relationship. 

Read the following articles to get an idea of important parts of caring for someone with depression. Above all, remain hopeful, confident, and dilligent to ensure your loved one receives the proper care he or she deserves. 

How to Help Someone With Depression

It’s never easy to face depression. For any number of reasons, people with depression may resist seeking help. Learn how you can help someone with depression.

Depression and Relationships

People who are depressed are not themselves, and that makes it difficult for both parties to remain committed to working things out.

Living With A Depressed Roommate

Getting along with roommates can be difficult at times. Learn how to recognized the symptoms of depression and how to get help.

Talking About Depression

Learn about appropriate ways to discuss depression, including words and phrases you shouldn't use, like "snap out of it."

Depression: a Patient's Perspective

Have a loved one with depression? One depression patient shared his story of depression to offer others an insider perspective.

Depression and Sexual Health

Depression affects virtually every aspect of a person’s life, and the sex life is no exception. Learn how depression affects sex and what you can do about it.