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You can’t “fix” someone else’s depression. don’t try to rescue your loved one from depression. it’s not up to you to fix the problem, nor can you. you’re not to blame for your loved one’s depression or responsible for his or her happiness or lack thereof. ultimately, recovery is in the hands of the depressed person.
one of the most important things you can do to help a friend or relative with depression is to give your unconditional love and support throughout the treatment process. this involves being compassionate and patient, which is not always easy when dealing with the negativity, hostility, and moodiness that go hand in hand with depression.