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What can I do for someone that is depressed and refusing to get help?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Caring for someone
It's nice of you to want to help.
But, you cannot change or be responsible for someone's mood/health. The best thing you can do is to take good care of yourself and your own well-being. Beyond that, inviting this person to participate in projects, social gatherings, walks, etc. Might help. If suicide risk becomes a real concern, call 9-1-1, or a crisis line for immediate assistance.

In brief: Caring for someone
It's nice of you to want to help.
But, you cannot change or be responsible for someone's mood/health. The best thing you can do is to take good care of yourself and your own well-being. Beyond that, inviting this person to participate in projects, social gatherings, walks, etc. Might help. If suicide risk becomes a real concern, call 9-1-1, or a crisis line for immediate assistance.
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