I've got a close friend, who lives in another state, and they suffer from depression
. He's been diagnosed and sees a psychiatrist but the depression
seems to run in 7 month cycles. He distances himself from those he cares about and questions if there's more to the life that he leads. My question, for anyone willing to answer, is... what can I do to help support him? I'm very new to this and want to be as supportive as I can, but it's tough being so far away.