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I'd probably be biased to try to be more sympathetic to their situation.
Depressed people fascinate me in a way and kind of unlock a sense where I want to try to be a kind person and help them fix the issue. It kind of unlocks the amateur psychologist in me, hopefully without messing things up.
I had some depressed friends and seemed to be able to invite them to places and give them advice in a way where their frowns turned into smiles. I'm not sure how much credit I could take for that, but it makes me happy to see them doing so much better. I've never found anyone with depression to ever become fully "cured" though, but I have been able to witness some getting better over the course of years as they became more social and outgoing.1