Please help me my best friend has depression.

Patient

Q: Hi, my best friend has been to a counsellor, the told her she needs to see a doctor because she is developing depression... she refuses to tell her mum and get the help she needs, she hardly talks to me about what's happening anymore and I'm getting really worried about her, how do I help her without he pushing me away

Symptoms:  My best friend
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for using "Ask The Doctor" for posting your query.
A person needs to have an insight into ones own illness to seek help. Now at your end you can give him some material of depression to read and understand his illness. You can make him meet the counselor again to motivate him to seek help. Just try doing these two things. In-case if he is harboring suicidal ideas, then inform to the police immediately.
Hope this helps,
Wish you a good health.

Related Q&A

Q: I lost my medication en route to a remote island in the Bahamas. I am gone for one week. I was on 10 mg of Paxil. I...

Q: I forgot to bring my prescription medication- an antidepressant on my trip to the Bahamas. The drug is an SSRI calle...

Q: I started taking fluoxetine yesterday, I took 40ng yesterday and 20 today but forgot to check about things like Niqui...

Q: Hi, I am really struggling, I feel like I have become completely alone, because a new psychiatrist I saw has diagnose...

Q: Hi, I recently had more depression and went into insomnia, i consulted a doctor and he adviced me for a blood test. ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews