Suicide regularly ranks as a top 10 cause of death in the United States, with men almost four times as likely as women to take their own lives. Thoughts of suicide are a big problem. Talking about it, even worse. The good news? Most U.S. adults think it is preventable.
If you know someone who’s depressed, it’s sometimes difficult to know how to act or what to say to that person. You’re afraid of exacerbating the situation, but the worst thing you can do is to do nothing at all. Below are some helpful tips and best practices to help someone dealing with depression.