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Does your friend stop responding to the cute puppy TikTok videos you’ve sent to them when they’re at their lowest? Do they cancel three hangouts in a row when they’re having a tough time? A text to a depressed friend may not be enough to cure them, but it will let them know you care.
If you’re reading this, then chances are you know someone who has depression. We all wish there was an easy fix for this, but the truth is that people with depression need more than just reassurance – they need positive reinforcement too. So in this article, we’re going over 9 cute texts to send to someone with depression that will help them stay hopeful and feel like they matter- because they do!
1. “You are more than your mental illness.”
A lot of the time, people with depression feel like their entire self-worth is based on whether they’re feeling depressed, or whether they have suicidal thoughts, etc. When you tell them “you are so much more than your mental illness” it shows them that there is hope after their depressive episode and that they deserve good things in their life.
2. “You’ve been on my mind.”
Letting someone know that you’ve been thinking of them reminds them they are important. When someone has depression, they may often feel like they aren’t worth anyone’s time. So, when you show interest in their well-being, it will brighten their day even if just a little bit.
3. “Can I call you?”
There’s something about hearing someone’s voice when they’re down that really helps them. It shows them you care and it will remind them that there is always someone willing to listen, even in the darkest of times.
4. “I hope you know I’m here for you.”
Sometimes people with depression don’t always realize how many people love them because they’ve let their illness get the best of them. When you let them know that they can rely on you during their hard time, it reassures them that no matter what happens, at least one person cares about their wellbeing enough to be there for them through thick and thin.
5. “I have a meal delivered to your doorstep. Enjoy!”
Food can be one of the biggest comforts when you’re feeling depressed. It’s nice to know that no matter how bad things get, someone cares to buy you your favorite food. It’s comforting to know that there’s something delicious waiting for you whenever you’re ready to face the day.
6. “I’ll come over and watch your favorite movie with you. No talking required.”
Time spent together with a loved one is one of the best remedies for depression; especially if it’s quality time spent doing things both of you enjoy, like watching your favorite movie or listening to your favorite album. It may seem small but even just getting out of bed and hanging out with someone makes a difference in their mood.
7. “No matter what happens, you’re always my great friend.”
A lot of people with depression have trouble making friends or keeping them around because they find it hard to trust others. When you tell them that they’re a great friend, it reminds them that being depressed doesn’t mean they’re not worthy of relationships and connecting with others. Everyone deserves to be loved and be loved.
8. “I love you.”
Most of us like to hear that we’re loved, and it can be really meaningful when coming from someone who is close to you – especially if they are having a depressive episode. It doesn’t matter what kinds of problems they might be experiencing in their life right now because no one can take away the fact that there’s always someone who loves them!
9. “I will never give up on you.”
There’s nothing worse than being told to give up when you’re trying your best to fight an illness. When someone has been fighting against depression for a long time, it takes a toll on them – but having someone by their side saying they will never give up on them reinforces hope and confidence.
If you’re a person with depression, PLEASE remember that you are worthy of love and THAT YOU MATTER.
If you’re not, reaching out to people who might be struggling helps tremendously so that they know their life isn’t only defined by their mental illness.
Do you have any cute texts to share with people with depression? Let us know in the comment below! Sending you lots of love and take care!
- Polish, J. (2021, July 21). 13 Texts To Send To A Friend Who’s Going Through It. Bustle. https://www.bustle.com/wellness/texts-to-send-depressed-friend