When a person is ill, under the weather, feeling low, at a crossroads or any of a million other things, when he/she is shown a little bit of compassion and understanding, the feelings of despair or otherwise somehow seem to lessen, even if only for awhile.
Helping out someone in need is always the right thing to do. If you have a friend or family member, offer a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen as sometimes that is all they want. If they need more and you can help, do so freely and without reservation. It will help make them feel better and you might just feel better too.