While someone with depression might desperately want help, it might also be the hardest thing in the world to ask for. Depression beats a person down over a long period of time. It makes them withdraw from people and often it makes them think that they are worthless or not deserving of help or love. A depressed person could go to great lengths to attempt to conceal their depression from those who are closest to them. While logically the best idea may be to talk openly about one's depression, emotionally that may seem like the worst idea.