There have been several recent news reports on depression. Nicholas Kristof in his Sunday column related a frightening statistic: 25 veterans take their life for every solider killed in battle. CNN also ran a story about depression and a treatment involving a battery inserted into the brain.
On that note, below is my own list of five tips on how to interact with a depressed person, based on experience. The article is dedicated to a handful of people, including a senior manager in Korea.