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5 Ways to Help Your Friend with Depression

Depression is not an easy thing to deal with. Those who battle with depression can have a really hard time and during those rough days they need  family and friends to help support them in any way that they can. Mary Backstrom, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has a friend who suffers from depression and has learned a few thing to do to help her friend. 

  1. Ask and Accomplish
  2. Understand that Depression is a chemical, physical illness
  3. Offer your presence with no expectations
  4. Notice, and celebrate, little efforts
  5. Know your limits

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