Welcome to the board!!! Alot of people "stumble" across this board when they are in need of a "friend"...and it is a wonderful place to come to. I dont suffer from depression, I came here looking for advice about my mom, who has had this illness for many years. I was just like your friend to be honest until I came here. I have found insight I would never have learned myself. So...now you are around people who will understand. Welcome and feel free to share your stories. There's always someone around who can offer advice.