(Closed) My best friend is really depressed. What do I do?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Stop talking about the wedding for a while, stay in contact, but don’t pester…and send her something really nice, out of the blue, to let her know she’s in your heart…some flowers, a giant fortune cookie or perhaps a strapping Pacific Islander strip-o-gram…you know, something classy!

Post # 4
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Don’t let her push you away. I’ve been through something very similar and when I get depressed I don’t want to talk or see anyone. Even if my friends call sometimes I just don’t want to talk or if they invite me out I don’t want to go. I’m glad you’re understanding of her situation. Just be there for her as much as you can. You def can’t force her to get on meds or anything so just be supportive.

Post # 5
2301 posts
Buzzing bee

Depression is hard. It feels like you are trapped in a never ending bottomless pit.

Typically you want nothing to do with anyone, and the joy you once found in life is sucked outta you. You linger, like a bottle bobbing in the ocean.

Perhaps talk about something else besides the wedding.  There is nothing you can really do except take the long hard ride with her. Some days she may want to chat your ear off being all moody, and then there might be a glimpse of hope.

It seems that you are very understanding, which is great because often times people will run when someone has depression.

Post # 7
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

Don’t stop talking to her, please.  I am going through the same thing she is right now, and it sucks.  I have no one, really, because I’ve pushed everyone away.  She probably does not want to hear about your wedding right now.  I know that sucks because you were there for her, but let her come around.  She will, eventually.

Post # 8
4925 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Be there for her, and spend time taking about her and how she’s doing. Even if she puts out the “leave me alone” vibe.

Also for IBS, enteric coated peppermint oil (Natural factors) and probiotics have been a life changer for me. She may have an underlying issue like gluten sensitivity or another food sensitivity (which can manifest like depression), so if she’s open to getting checked out I’d reccomend it. It made a big difference for me. 

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