Health development in Indonesia is a health effort to reach a healthy life for every people in order to realize an optimal healthy which is one of general prosperity. The most influence mental disorder in the elder era is depression, cognitive disorder, phobia, and drug abuse. Friend's support changes the negative effect of health from depression. The purpose of this research is to know the correlation between friend's support and depression to geriatrics in Panti Wredha Budhi Yogyakarta in 2008.
This research uses quantitative cross sectional with descriptive correlative. The sample uses purposive sampling. This research is done on the first weekend on May 2008. There are 30 geriatrics. The instrument used is questionnaire friend's support and depression. The result is ρ – 0,418 and P = 0,022, where ρ <0,05. Based on the research, there is a correlation between friend's support and depression to geriatrics in Panti Wredha Budhi Yogyakarta in 2008.