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Original post made on Jul 13, 2007

Katherine Lerer recommends the following approaches for families and friends of people with mental illness:

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Posted by Shelly Gordon-Gray, a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 13, 2007 at 10:03 am

These tips are very helpful... I have a friend suffering from chronic depression and there is often the feeling that she COULD do something about her condition and chooses not to. This article helps me see that depression is a truly debilitating disease and my friend can't just "snap out of it." It also doesn't mean that I can't continue to be supportive even if my friend isn't immediately responsive... seeds are being planted.


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