Our expert says:
I'm guessing that you are not a registered shrink or counsellor ? If not, it is simpl not your task to treat a person who may be depressed. As a friend, you can very valuably encourage him to see a shrink or counsellor so he can better understand and manage whatever problems he currently suffers from. A proper assessment and expert adice is surely what he needs, so your most helpful intervention would be to help him recognize he needs help, and encouraging him to get it
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