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It is very difficult for families and friends to help someone who is depressed. We are concerned about our loved ones, but often frustrated, angry, and fearful as we attempt to deal with the depressed person's condition (see below).

We've put together some suggestions that may help you help someone receive treatment or help someone manage depression, once diagnosed.

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-TALK or 911 immediately.