YOU THINK SHE HAS DEPRESSION.
DON’T SAY: “You’re just having a bad day.”
INSTEAD SAY: “I’d like to talk you about whatever’s worrying you.” Depression is a serious issue, which may be too much for you to take on yourself. “Stressful life events can build up and lead to depression, so if your friend has a little interest in socialising, just seems ‘down’ or teary, there may be cause for concern,” says Kasunic. “Speak to your friend as gently and tactfully as possible,” she adds.