If a loved one needs help with depression/anxiety but is having trouble getting in to see a doctor, what options do they have in the interim?

Books/Online consult. There are a lot of self-help books that can be very helpful in starting treatment. I recommend this workbook to my patients. The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program. There is another one for anxiety as well. Also, you may consider an online consult with one of the doctors from Health Tap. Keep calling for an appt and hopefully an appt will open up soon.