What to Do/Say When a Loved One is Depressed

…Or What NOT to Say/Do

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Resources and Articles 

http://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/depression.htm   (Depression information for those who want to help)

http://www.suicidology.org (American Association of Suicidology – training on response)

http://www.qprinstitute.com (training for laypersons on crisis response)

http://www.dbsalliance.org (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

http://www.afsp.org (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

My Depressed Loved One Won’t Get Out of Bed – What Am I to Say?

Scolding a Severely Depressed Person for Being Depressed Makes It Worse. 

The Five Most Common Responses When I tell People My History Includes Attempted Suicide

Your Loved One Has Depression. Believe What S/he Has to Say

What Can I Say to Pull My Depressed Loved One Out of It?

How to Help Hurting People Without Hurting Yourself: Summary of a Plan that Works

Why Mental Health and Recovery Advocacy is Important for Christians Part 1

Why Mental Health and Recovery Advocacy is Important for Christians Part 2

Why Mental Health and Recovery Advocacy is Important for Christians Part