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. 

How to Know When It’s Time for Professional Help. Part 1, First Clues

How to Know When It’s Time for Professional Help. Part 2, Second Clues 

Jim’s Story – 6 Ways to Avoid Helping Too Much

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?

CompassionateLove Radio. Major Depression and Suicide, Nancy’s Story

Questionable Reactions to Depressed Loved Ones

I Watched a Plant Lift Weights (Offer Life)

More On What Not To Say to a Majorly Depressed Person

Why Do You Run Away When I Say Suicide?  Please Stay

I Care About Someone with a Troubled Past. How Can I Help?

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

Why is it So Hard to Help My Depressed Friend? 

Some Dos and Don’ts For Supporting A Loved One with Depression