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.


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