Offering support to a partner who suffers from depression can be a challenge in the best of circumstances, but when you add the issue of erectile dysfunction (ED) into the equation, it can quickly seem overwhelming.

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 17 million American adults had at least one major depressive episode the previous year. And the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey reports that in 2016, 9.3 percent of Americans who visited their doctor had depression indicated on their medical record.

And then there's ED. About 30 million American men are believed to suffer from erectile dysfunction, although that estimate may be low given an obvious