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My friend is suffering from depression and sometimes feels suicidal. How can I help her?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get her to an MD

Your friend requires treatment right away.
Depression does not go away. It often gets worse without treatment, which could increase the intensity of suicidal thoughts and risk of attempted suicide.

In brief: Get her to an MD

Your friend requires treatment right away.
Depression does not go away. It often gets worse without treatment, which could increase the intensity of suicidal thoughts and risk of attempted suicide.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Support

Being supportive of your friend, encourage treatment with mental health professional.
Also consider joining them in attending nami or emotions anonymous meetings.

In brief: Support

Being supportive of your friend, encourage treatment with mental health professional.
Also consider joining them in attending nami or emotions anonymous meetings.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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