Q&A: Nicole, How Can I Help My Friend Who’s Depressed?
Written by Nicole | October 8, 2012
My friend is depressed. I don’t know what to do. I’ve used Scriptures, told her that she’s loved and beautiful, but she always responds with, “I just can’t fill that emptiness in my heart.”
This question was posted in the forums by ButterflyKis435. Here’s my answer: First of all, show your friend unconditional love and support. Think about also setting aside some time to make something nice for her to show that you’re thinking about her. Maybe get a picture of you two and get it framed.
Take it a step further and create a collage with words that your friend encompasses: passion, friendship, faith, pretty smile, etc. Music can also be very powerful to lift a friend’s spirits. Create a CD of inspiring, happy songs with loving messages about how special and loved she is. Help her strengthen her faith, which will provide comfort–get her a book about Jesus’ teachings. I would highly recommend the book His Princess: Love Letters from Your King by Sheri Rose Shepherd.
You could also get her a nice bottle of perfume or spend time having a “girl” day — you can both have fun together doing facials and mani/pedis at home. Top it off with a fun sleepover and watch an uplifting comedy like Elf.🙂