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25 Texts to Send a Loved One Living With Depression

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.

So, we asked our Mighty community what text they’d like to receive in the midst of depression. If someone in your life needs a little reminder that could go a long way, here are some messages that might inspire you to send a text of your own.

Here’s what they told us:


i'll give you time and i'll be here when you're ready. i promise.


2.  i'm beginning to understand how loud silence can be. forgive me for not standing still enough to hear yours. i'm listening.



i can't begin to imagine what you're going through, but know that i'm here for you.


4.  i'm so glad you're here.



you matter.


i know this is hard, but i will not give up on you.


7.  no matter how dark your days get, i'll be here for you. i'm just a phone call or a text away.

8. don't let the darkness steal the beautiful person you have inside.


  you are enough.



if you want to talk about how you're feeling, i'll listen.


is there anything i can do?


this isn't your first or last dark time. i know you can get through this one.

13.  i'll be there to hug you when the sun comes up.

14.  i can't even pretend to know what you're going through, but you aren't alone and you are cared for.


you are never a burden.


wanted to remind you that you are loved. i know things are hard right now, and that's OK. you don't have to do this alone.


i'm not going anywhere.

18.  remember who you were before the darkness stole your light.


you will NOT let these bad thoughts win.


your success rate of surviving days like these so far is 100%. based on your track record, you've got this.

21.  you are important in my life.


do what you can do right now, and no more than that. that's all the universe expects of you.

23.  you make my life better just by being in it.

24.  you are not a disappointment.

25.  i will always have your back.

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 25 Texts to Send a Loved One Living With Depression