He has to want to change himself, you cant change him. All you can do is let him know your right there and your going to support him no matter what. People who are depressed often feel alone, even if they arent. All you can do is let him know that your there. I would really encourage him every day to see someone. No one can just snap out of it alone. He needs to see someone, and maybe your the only one who can make him realize how serious, and how much he needs to do this for himself first, then his family.
at 4:55 AM on Feb. 4, 2011