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How to Help When More Than Your Help Is Needed

Woman Stares Blankly at Her Plate

The loss of a marriage and the transitions that follow will bring out several strong emotions in your friend. As the person who is confided in, vented to and leaned on, however, it can be difficult to know if the reaction is grief or a more serious depression.

Everyone’s moods are on a continuum to some degree. We all have some good days and some bad days. If your friend experiences a period of pronounced sadness for more than two weeks, however, consider helping them find additional support.

Recognizing Real Life Depression

Some specific signs of what depression looks like in real life include: Continue reading →