My best friend, Kim, used to be a vibrant, funny, energetic, creative woman. Now Kim is living in another state, engaged to a man who, at age 45, has no steady work or home of his own (he's living with Kim, who is living with her brother). According to what she said on the phone last night, she can't find a job, never leaves the house and hasn't exercised in months. There's a tone of resignation in her voice. I told her to start exercising and find some volunteer work; she found one excuse after another not to. We've been friends for eight years and I can't let her keep sliding downhill without a fight. People had a lot to be depressed about during WWII and the Great Depression. What did their friends do for them to get them out of their funk?