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In which ways can those that have never experienced much depression best support the chronically depressed?

A few of my family members have been battling depression for decades. I personally don't experience depression that often myself, so I sometimes have a hard time empathizing. I care about them very much and hate to see them suffer, but my usual tactics of trying to offer advice, cheer them up, do things for them and hear them out doesn't feel like it actually helps them progress all that much and usually brings us both frustration.

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Thank you, Adam, that's very helpful!