My boyfriend has recently confided in me that he feels depressed. He says he works or does things to keep him busy, because otherwise, without something to do, he falls into a state of depression and unhappiness. I've run into this before. My best friend often talked to me about how she felt depressed. I suggested she get help, but she always denied that she needed it. That was until she attempted to commit suicide. She's now regularly seeing a psychiatrist, and taking medication for her disease. I don't want to go down that road again. I told this story of my friend to my boyfriend, but all he did was say he would never try to kill himself and promised he wouldn't. What is the best way to go about making sure that a person goes to the help they need? I don't want to fail a second time. I'm a logical person, and I know logic doesn't work in these situations.