What’s the best thing to say to a depressed person ?

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  • 2 months ago
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    As someone who went through depression, your question is a little hard because it depends on each person. Most of the time, they just need support and understanding. Try not to judge and ask them what they need. Something to you may seem like an insignificant problem but to them it may be really hard so just be there for them as much as you can. Ultimately, suggest them to get professional help.

  • 2 months ago

    theres legit nothing you can say, if theyre truly depressed they wont hear you, best thing to do is listen if they will talk

  • Jane
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Listen. Remind them that you are listening. Listen some more.

    Depending on your relationship with them, how much time and commitment you have available to give to them- keep an eye on their daily living ,basic needs such as food and self care, if they have any addictions, sign posting them to specialist help and support. Noticing danger signs around self harming, suicidal talk, and abusive relationships.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Unless they’re suicidal, say nothing not your problem. 

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  • 2 months ago

    "There's people who care about you.  They care that you live and aren't trying to hurt yourself.  They want to see you be well and do well.  It may seem hard for you, but there's nothing as hard or as final as the path you're on, so listen and heed what I say.  I'll be there for you even if you think no one else is. But you'll find there are more people who would help you and want you to succeed than you think."

  • 2 months ago

    Say nothing to them

    Source(s): Say nothing at all to them. Leave them alone.
  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Often, nothing.

    Just BE there

  • 2 months ago

    Go to that place where you feel better and peace. After some time should be feeling better hope so. 

  • KTJoe
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Locate the source of depression aka job loss, cheating spouse, lonely whatever write it down, than write ways you can make depression go away. If still no relief see a doctor. . 

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Talk to me                             .

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    "hey jack, how about a double jack and coke?"....????

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