What to say to a depressed friend

Depression is more complex than sadness. Here's a therapist's guide on how to actually help someone who’s going through it.

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Clinical depression is much more nuanced than just “feeling sad.”

When you love someone who is experiencing depression, supporting them in the appropriate way is crucial.

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Since mental illness is still deeply misunderstood and stigmatized, some people can fall on oppressive tropes when trying to be helpful.