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Helping with Depression

Jul 7, 2003

My close friend is drifting away from all his support. He hides himself away more and more. I'm not afraid that he might do something dramatic, more that this will kill him just as quickly. I know he'll never go to a psyc md. Do you have any tips for drawing him out? Getting him to particiate or even out for a walk? It's a pretty recent development and I'm running out of my own ideas. I'm frightened for him. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Frightened Caregiver

Response from Mr. Shernoff

All you can do is to share your concerns with him and urge him to seek professional mental health treatment which can really help alleviate the symptoms that are causing him to withdraw and isolate himself.

Michael Shernoff, MSW

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