How do you get a clinically depressed person to get the help that is needed? We know someone who has sat in a dark room for 2 weeks, lost his job and is in trouble. He is not eating or watching TV. Just sitting there. What can we do?
His friends, family, or whoever cares about him and has influence, need to help him get to a doctor's office or, if necessary, to a good psychiatric emergency room. Try TLC first; but if he resists, and assuming he is not a violent person, everyone will have to insist he go for help and be ready to take him. As a preliminary step, you should also check to see if there a psychiatrist or a mental health clinic team that makes home visits in your community.