Mom didn't tell us about how hard it was for her to deal with depression, but as an adult, I got it. Roles switched, and now I try to hide my problems so that my loved ones can see me at my best.
Even though mom has physical health problems, taking care of her mental health after she tried to kill herself has been the hardest thing to do and has caused us both pain.
Putting the problem in words helps. Find out what's making them upset. Learn as much as you can about depression
Taking care of someone with depression means taking care of yourself. Self-care, support from the community
Ask your friend or family member what they need, give them room to be honest, and do it even if it's not what you would do.
Join support groups, talk to family and friends, do small things to help, and encourage the person to get professional help.
Don't be critical; instead, show you care. Listen with understanding and give people space to be honest. Help people out without judging them.