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It’s even a rare glimpse of motivational catalysis that a depressed person can muster up the activation energy to reach out for help and assistance. Agree with you that these steps often cause the person to lose that fleeting motivation.

Fwiw I’m fortunate that many friends are open with me that they are/have been seeing s professional. So I would go to them for a referral. As one good friend put it, “we get help for our bodies, so why not our minds?”

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