I'm not sure why she told me this, but here's the Cliff's Notes of our conversation. I don't know anything about depression other than the fact that it's a chemical thing in your brain, and my mom was on some medicine for it awhile ago. Anyway, here's what she said (paraphrased): Her: I think I'm depressed. Me: Why? Her: Because I don't feel like doing anything anymore. --Then the subject got changed. Then, later:--- Her: When I get home from work, I don't do anything. I just wait for the time to pass until I go to bed. Sometimes I'll do the dishes, or play on my computer, but I really don't have anything to look forward to until I go to bed. Sometimes I'll play sad songs and I'll sit there any cry... Me: Are you crying because you're sad, or because the music moves you? There's a difference between crying because of a piece of music or a movie that's personally moving and crying because you're depressed. Her: Well sometimes I'll just sit here and cry. Me: Do you feel like something is missing from your life? Her: Yeah, I feel empty inside. Like I don't care what happens to me anymore. Me: So what makes you happy? Were you depressed when you went home to visit your parents last weekend? Her: Maybe 10% of me. Me: Are you depressed when you hang out with your friends? Her: I haven't even seen my friends in forever. Me: Is that it? Is that why you're unhappy? Her: No, that's definately not it. ---etc.--- Me: So, does that sound like depression? My friend is in her mid 20s, but she's a typical hot chick with low self esteem. No pics. Don't ask. So what can I do? She's my friend and I'd like to help her but I'm not a doctor.