While a text message can’t cure depression, it can remind someone of their worth and let them know they’re not alone. But it can be tricky to know what to say — especially if you don’t understand what it’s really like to experience depression.
Boggle the Owl on helping someone with depression feel better vs "making" them feel better. Basically: "Let your loved ones be the heroes of their own lives. Depressed people don't need rescuing! But sometimes, they could sure use some backup!"