how to help people with depression

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so I just wondering if anyone could give me some advice. The lad I am currently talking to has depression. He takes anti-depressants and I think he struggles. I have only known him for a month and so but I'm constantly worried because he's not getting out of bed and not doing anything in which he can help himself. He keeps telling me to not worry but I cant? does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do?
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I have Bipolar Disorder and when I feel low all I want - even though I might deny it - is to have someone there, not necessarily to talk, but to have someone there so I know I'm not alone and so I know I'm not going to do anything. Maybe just stick around, don't say anything that implies toxic positivity, but just be encouraging and supportive and make sure they know you're there for them. That's all you can really do. Whether they get help or not is up to you, they have to help themselves as well, but I'd say from experience the things that help people who are low the most is sticking around them and reassuring them that you're there.
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