In many cases, friends and family can be the best source of support for a depression patient. However, disclosing depression status is a delicate matter for patients.
I remember when my best friend and co-worker came out to me. I had known him for over a year but the topic of his sexuality had never come up before. I had confided in him about my childhood and things I had gone through and so in a gesture of giving he whispered into my ear, "I have something to share with you too. I'm gay." …