Things you should and shouldn't say to someone struggling with depression
Taken from @the_depression_chronicles11 under post "how to speak to someone with depression" here
"What do you have to be sad about, there are literally thousands of people who are worse off than you"
"Nobody ever said life was fair, I have it hard too"
"Stop feeling sorry for yourself"
"Just be happy man, it's that simple"
"You just need to stop thinking so much"
"Snap out of it"
"So you're depressed, aren't you always, what's new?"
"It's your own fault"
"You should have made better choices"
"Believe me, I know exactly how you feel. I was depressed for a month when my cat died"
"Your moods are sucking the life out of everyone around you"
"If you were more pleasant, your depression would go away"
"Have you tried chamomile tea?"
"You've got a job, a wife, a car, you literally have it all"
"I don't want to hear about your emotional stuff"
"You're just too sensitive"
"You're not alone in this"
"You are important to me"
"You are not going crazy"
"Would you like a hug?"
"When these feelings have passed I'll still be here"
"I can't really understand what you are feeling but I can offer my support and compassion"
"I'm not going to leave you or abandon you"
"I'm sorry that you're in so much pain"
"What can I do to help?"
"I'll always be here to listen"