This is an excellent book discussing the nature of depression, how to talk to people who are depressed, what to do and not to do, how to recognize the onset of depression and danger signs. For someone who has never experienced depression many of the behaviors of those who go through it can be confusing. It is easy to do or say the wrong thing. This book is excellent and inspiring in discussing the important role of family in friends in helping a person combat his depression. They may not be able to relieve it but they have to stay connected to the depressed person which may lead to recovery. This book goes a step further in showing good examples of things to say and do as well as what not to do, which can have a big impact on the life of anyone who is depressed. It also helps the friends and family understand what their loved one is going through and not take their behaviors personally. Great book, highly recommended for everyone.