Depression and Anxiety
Friends are often the first to notice or to know that someone is struggling with a problem. A person who is worried about their changes in moods, thoughts or behaviours will often confide in a friend. A friend may therefore act as a support in helping someone confront the issue of anxiety or depression.
This webpage covers information and advice on what you may feel if you know your friend is suffering with anxiety or depression, 4 identification facts for depression and anxiety, four stages of bringing about a change, and the inverse traffic light rule if you are worried about a friend.
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