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?

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