Remember, no one expects you to “fix” their depression, but that doesn’t mean you need to avoid people until they are “well” again, either.
Some of you might feel this means you should feel pity, sympathy or sorry for a friend with depression. Believe me, that is not what we want.
All we ask is for people around us to accept that we experience life in a different ways. The best support you can give somebody with depression is to accept them as who they are.