It's easy to throw around cliches when we're trying to encourage our depressed friends, but is that really helping? Um, no.
Talking about depression and anxiety with the ones we love can be a difficult task. Let this powerful spoken-word poem remind you that you’re not alone. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3
Depressed teens typically rely on their friends more than their parents or other adults in their lives, so you may find yourself in the position of being the first—or only—person that they talk to about their feelings.