A long time friend has had a mental breakdown . Old story , wife left with the kids to pastures new , bankrupted him on the settlement , and he has a high stress job... he's ex army , now a copper . How should I behave around him ? Ignore it and go down the pub with him , try to cheer him up ( he seems very down and not himself ) , or just let him talk a bit even if he's winding himself into a spiral of depression . He's a good mate , and I don't know how to deal with this . Any usefull advice appreciated .