Have you ever been depressed or seen someone who is depressed? Knowing what to say to someone who is depressed can be tough even though you are really close to them.

Depression causes feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

You don’t have the cure and chances are, you might not have the experience to offer any advice of value to someone who is depressed. Nine times out of ten, people struggling with depression just need to know that if they want to talk, they can. But there lies the issue, how to open up the conversation?

In this article, we have gathered a list of things one can say to someone who is depressed and having suicidal thoughts to help them get over it.

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What To Say To Someone Who Is Depressed And Suicidal

what to say to someone who is depressed

1. “Some days you’ll have setbacks, but just know that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities.”

2. “You’re not wrong for feeling the way you do and no one blames you for it.”

3. “If you need someone to talk to, I’d be right here.”

4. “If you’d rather talk to someone professional and aren’t already, I can help you sort that out.”

5. “You’re not crazy or weak, but you are stronger than you think.”

6. “I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now but know that I’m here for you.”

7. “I’m still here for you and I’m not going anywhere”

8. “All I want to do is to hug you and give you a shoulder to cry on”

9. “We are not primarily on earth to see through one another but to see one another through”

10. “When all this is over, I will still be there and so will you”

11. “I can’t really understand fully how you feel but I can offer my compassion.”

12. “I may not know the gravity of what you are passing through right now but I don’t want to lose you”

13. “I’m not going to leave you or abandon you.”

14. “It will pass, we can ride it out together.”

15. “I’m here for you.”

16. “I listen to you talk about it, and I can’t imagine what it’s like for you. I just can’t imagine how hard it must be.”

17. “I love you” (say it only if you mean it).

18. “I care about you.”

19. “Just do the best you can because that’s enough.”

20. “Your present state will only matter when you allow it to.”

21. “I know this is hard, but I will not give up on you.”

22. “Don’t let the darkness steal the beautiful person you are inside.”

23. “If you want to talk about what you’re feeling, I’m here to listen.”

24. “Is there anything I can do to help?”

25. “I will be there to hug you when the sun comes up.”

26. “I want to let you know that you’re loved. I know things are hard right now and it’s OK. You don’t have to do this alone.”

27. “Hey, you are not going crazy.”

28. “This must be difficult.”

29. “Remeber who you are before darkness stole your light.”

30. “You will not let these bad thoughts win.”

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Best Things To Say To Someone Who Is Depressed

what to say to someone who is depressed

31. “You make my life better just by being in it.”

32. “Do what you can do, no more than that. That’s what the universe expects of you.”

33. “Your success days for surviving days like these so far is 100%, based on your track records you’ve got this, I know you do.”

34. “If there’s anything you feel I can do to help your situation, don’t hesitate to let me know.”

35. “I will always have your back.”

36. “You are not a disappointment.”

37. “I’m beginning to understand how loud silence can be. Forgive me for not standing still enough to hear yours, I’m listening.”

38. “I will give you time and I will be here when you are ready. I promise.”

39. “Depression is natural, I hope you’d get over it soon.”

40. “I will come with you if you need support, even if it’s the supermarket.”

41. “Do you need a hug?”

42. “May the strength of the past reflect in your future.”

43. “If the human brain were simple enough to understand, we’d be too simple to understand it.”

44. “You have so many extraordinary gifts – how can you expect to live an ordinary life?”

45. “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

46. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”

47. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

48. “Be positive because a positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.”

49. “I’m sorry that you’re in so much pain. I am not going to leave you. I am going to take care of myself, so you don’t need to worry that your pain might hurt me.”

50. “The pain you go through right now is not just in your head, you are not crazy and I totally understand your pain. Don’t ever feel you are alone in this…I’m right here by your side.”

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