He's really upset, and the school's noticed, and they're making him go to a counsellor, and now he's even more upset
I have a friend who is suffering from depression, and idk what to do. Watch
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- 30-04-2016 14:04
- 30-04-2016 14:29
Honestly the best thing you can do is be there for them. Even if they don't want to talk right now, knowing you're there if they need you can be very comforting. And since they don't seem keen on the counselling your school is providing, even something like offering to go with him if he wants someone there for support may be greatly appreciated, especially if you are aware of the situation. It's hard because you can't push anyone into counselling/opening up if they don't want to, but making sure they're not going through whatever it may be alone is key.
Also, if you know why they're feeling this way, is there anything you can do to address it? Like if they're feeling overwhelmed by school work, you can offer to be their study buddy if they need some motivation to keep going. If they're feeling alone/un-cared for them, organise to go see a movie, meet up with them or even just send them a text to show you're thinking about them.
MIND have some good information about dealing with friends with depression here that you might find useful.
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- 30-04-2016 14:33
Just be there for him. He may not want to discuss his depression, so please don't force the subject. But if he does want to talk, let him.
- 30-04-2016 23:42
Just be there for him, consult the local GP, also talking to the Samaritans are always helpful.
I wish your friend the best of luck, my prayers are with your friend.