You Asked: "How Can I Help My Sister, Who I Know Is Depressed, If I Live in a Different State?"
The decade after college -- from your mid-20s to your mid-30s -- can be a tough time for some women, making them extra vulnerable to depression. Leaving the structured academic life, moving to a new place, looking for work -- all these new challenges can be overwhelming. To help you navigate that decade happily, Carol Landau, Ph.D., iVillage’s healthy living expert, outlined why this decade can be tough and designed a survival guide. This generated a lot of interest, including several questions posted on our Depression Support message board, which she answers starting with this one: “How Can I Help My Sister, Who I Know Is Depressed, If I Live in a Different State?"