How Can Family Members Help a Loved One Who Has Depression?

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A lot of times people with depression feel very isolated, they feel shun by their family, they find that their families don't understand what they're dealing with, their families blame them, they are often not able to hold their shared responsibilities because they are depressed, if they are parents, they might be checked out, they are not adding to the household, so it's really important that family members offer support and get the patient to help motivate them, often times people with depression need that extra boost and support, maybe more than the rest of us.