Is your Friend Depressed? Quiz

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I am not a medical professional by any means. Depression is a confusing and multi layered illness, and I do not want to make generalizations about it. If you do not know the answer to a question answer it to the best of your ability. Remember, not everyone with depression will show all or even any signs or symptoms in this quiz.

  • 1
    Have you noticed a change, particularly a drop, in your friends energy levels?
  • 2
    Have you noticed a change in their eating habits? (Binge eating, loss of appetite, change in appetite, change in diet)
  • 3
    Do they listen to sad, depressing ( sometimes known as 'emo') songs?

  • 4
    Is this person frequently cancelling on you or skipping school, for seemingly no reason?
  • 5
    Have you noticed a change in attitude of your friend? ( a negative change)
  • 6
    How is your friends self esteem?

  • 7
    Does this person have a history with mental illness that you know of?
  • 8
    Has your friend felt motivated lately? (Grades, jobs, sports, relationships)
  • 9
    Has this person been through some hardships recently ( or ever, depending on the severity)?
  • 10
    Has your friend been open about mental illness, when it comes up naturally in a conversation.

  • 11
    Does your friend have trouble concentrating? ( like on things that should be easy to concentrate on)
  • 12
    Has your friend talked about suicide or death. ( What would it be like if we were dead?, At my funeral...., etc)
  • 13
    Have you noticed any scars that cannot be explained away/ does your friend potentially hide scars?
  • 14
    Has your friend lost interest in things they normally enjoy? ( food, friends, sex, YouTube, Netflix, sports, etc.)
  • 15
    In your opinion, do you think you're friend is depressed?

Comments (30)


167 days ago
so hello, I'm back agian. and my friend just opened up ever more, and I dont know what to do. I'm dealing with depression as well, and I find it really difficult to help other people. I dont know what to do, I've just been telling them that it's okay, and they need to tell somebody else about how there feeling. they are currently venting to our other friend, and I cant stop checking to see if theve measaged me yet.
167 days ago
my friend just texted me "have you ever felt like you’ve lost interest in everything, feel weak in every way, and feel like your ruining things" and now I'm scared for them. their brother just died, and thier parents are homophobic (there Nonbinary) and I understand why they would be sad.
210 days ago
ThePainI\ininsideMe you do deserve living you are awesome. Talk here:
346 days ago
M y L i f e I s N o t W o r t h L i v i n g . .
346 days ago
Same bro, Your story is similar to mine. I've attempted suicide about 4 times. I cut my wrists and thighs because why not? I have only 1-2 friends. My other "Friend" turned my whole friend group against me 3 years ago.. Its so unfair how life treats people like trash! And then my BEST friend commit suicide 6 months ago because he just couldn't handle it.. AND HE JUST HAPPENED TO BE MY CRUSH!
i miss him SO MUCH! He had written me a note saying how much he knew i cared about him.
And how much pain he felt for me.
He just couldnt take it anymore.
The people i blame for his actions are.. Wait- Why am i saying all this?? 0-0
Ya'll don't gotta know whos responsible for his death. .-.
Um, Bye. :/
355 days ago
@PIedPIper, thanks for saying I'm good person but I don't see myself that way. Yes, I care a lot about other people even if I don't know them but no one I PERSONALLY know cares about me...Even though they say it multiple times they never act like they do..
I don't believe people should have to go through this, especially at a young age,(I'm thirteen), because it hurts and children and teens shouldn't have to go through it at all. So I try my best to help those who need help because no one is going to help me. I try my best to give comfort to those who need it because no one is there to comfort me. I try my best to listen to others problems and help them out because no one is there to listen to me and help me.. You're a good person too y'know. You sound like you care a lot about others and that's good too. Please help others suffering. I have a strong feeling you will.
I don't think I'd be able to do what you asked me. I've already attempted suicide twice and I'm soon to do it the third time. The pain is too much, the cuts don't help, I'm sorry. I'm truly sorry...
358 days ago
To whoever is thinking about committing suicide: please don’t. I care about you. My friend cares about you. People care. If you commit suicide I’ll cry. It’s heartbreaking to see so many people in the comments hating themselves and their lives. Please try to get professional help, it’ll help you. I don’t know what else to say....just please don’t commit suicide. Thanks :)
359 days ago
@...hey, like you said it might not seem like someone cares but there's always someone who's willing to help.I've always been a bit of an optimist, but I mean it a lot. Just looking at your comment, i can tell you actually care about other people who are depressed, which I really appreciate tbh. I know a lot of people don't care about anyone else, depressed or not. I can tell you're a good person, and you make other people's lives so much better.
359 days ago
Also, yeah parents/adults really need to start realizing that depression is an actual thing and that the best way to care for their child (which is their job as a parent tbh) is to get them professional help. It really is not a phase.
359 days ago
I've been starting to wonder if my brother's depressed and I'm really worried about him, which is why I took this quiz.@Crystal, I doubt you'll see this but to anyone with a similar story, i think it really helps to ask for help. A lot of people feel this way; it's normal, but it shouldn't be. I don't know exactly how it feels to be depressed, but I will always be there for my brother and even if it doesn't seem like it, there's probably someone who cares about you. Even if it's someone you don't really know that well.I guess what I'm trying to say is that the world is better with you. No one's perfect; I know I'm far from it. Although it feels like nothing's going to change, step by step, it will. It really will I really, really hope you have a good day
365 days ago
It seems both me and my friend are depressed and well, the fact that I'm experiencing some major mood swings,not eating much, staying in bed, not sleeping, always on my phone, and the ONLY thing I wear, is my dad's hoodie, whitch is actually the only thing I have from him, so I cry myself to sleep every night and I cant stop the friend wears the same hoodie every day too, she is always on her phone also, and she doesnt sleep either, but I'm actually thinking of starting cutting, so yeah, at least we both know what it's like hurts to feel this way
368 days ago
I took this from what I think my friend will say honestly I don’t think any of my friends honestly care about me. I literally tell her I feel like dying or I can imagine dying here and she would laugh and be like me to when I’m not joking also my other friend just dismissed my feelings and changes the subject
375 days ago
I took this quiz from my friends perspective on myself. And I got that response. Welp, when I thought it was over, it just comes back even stronger.
I ain't getting help till I attempt suicide or I'm old enough to afford help from a professional cause my parents think I'm feeling like this cause of te 'emo' songs I love listening to, that everyone has experienced it and they also don't believe in depression and mental illnesses or anything concerning your mental health for that matter. That is just bull💩. I think I might attempt suicide now. I've already written my suicidal note, I'm going to start telling my relatives bye and I've lost all hope for a brighter future ahead. I HATE MYSELF!! I HATE MYSELF SO SO MUCH I WANT TO GET RID OF THIS PIECE OF 💩 THAT I CALL MYSELF. I'M USELESS AS 🐬 AND THERE'S NO HOPE!! NO WAY OUT! I told my bestfriends I was suicidal and one of them asked what's wrong with me.. I DON'T EVEN KNOW MYSELF!! I just want to be understood, to be helped. I want to change everything about me because my friends hate who I am, my parents and sibling hate who I've become, I hate who I've grown up to be and I want to get rid of myself. And then the voice in my head tells me I'm useless and stupid and I'm too stupid to change. So if I can't change, I can't get help, I can't keep on fighting ALL BY MY 🐬 SELF then I... I only know one single way out and even if it's not the best way out it's the only other option I have left. To attempt suicide. And so if anyone reading this will be bothered in the very least, (which I highly doubt. there are other people in this comment section who have it harder than me so pay more attention to them. i'm literally 💩.), I won't be here for too long. I hope you all get better soon. Get help for your loved ones, they need you by their side and don't EVER leave or abandon them. They desperately need your love and support so be their for them. And if it's you suffering instead, don't stop until you get help. You deserve and you are special to everyone. Even if it doesn't seem so, there is one person or maybe even more, that love you for you. They appreciate you no matter who you are or what you are going to be. They love you a lot. So just stay for them because they'll miss you immensely.
375 days ago
''The person you took this quiz on is SHOWING MAJOR SIGNS OF DEPRESSION. Remember, I am not a medical professional and no two people are the same. Call up your friend right now and be there for them. Listen to what they have to say. Just let them know that you love them. I hope you found this informative. Thanks for taking the quiz
414 days ago
I took this for m bf he is depressed and talks about suicide! What do I do!! I can't lose him!
497 days ago
what the freak? it wont work?
497 days ago
The person you took this quiz on is SHOWING MAJOR SIGNS OF DEPRESSION. Remember, I am not a medical professional and no two people are the same. Call up your friend right now and be there for them. Listen to what they have to say. Just let them known that you love them. I hope you found this informative. Thanks for taking this quiz.
497 days ago
The person you took this quiz on is SHOWING MAJOR SIGNS OF DEPRESSION. Remember, I am not a medical professional and no two people are the same. Call up your friend right now and be there for them. Listen to what they have to say. Just let them known that you love them. I hope you found this informative. Thanks for taking this quiz.
526 days ago
My friend always says they’re really depressed but they never actually seem like they even know what depression is. They’re really confident and only ever say things like that when confronted or crying, after they go back to normal and don’t mention it. They use it as an excuse for their drinking, which I don’t really believe them about, because being drunk has never stopped them from guilt tripping me before. I get the feeling that they only talk to me for agreement about how horrible the people who bully her are. They never actually want me to talk and don’t care when I don’t respond at all.
590 days ago
My gf has depression!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so terrible 😭😭 I love her to much 💕🏳️‍🌈 I hope she knows that. And I’m a girl and I’m lesbian 🏳️‍🌈 so that’s why there is a rainbow flag