Having support from friends and family whilst dealing with depression is crucial to recovery. It’s easy to feel helpless when someone you love has depression, knowing you can’t fix them can be difficult. Learn what you can about depression to understand how they may be feeling and how best to talk to them. Let them know that it’s OK to talk about their feelings, but don’t force them. Be open and understanding, listen. If you haven’t experienced depression, it can be difficult to understand what they’re going through. Don’t be critical or put too much pressure on them.