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Any tips on what to say to my daughter, to comfort her?

Hello everyone, I'm here for my daughter. She's only 23 years old, a single mother of 2 little girls. Up until 2 days ago she was just fine. Then all of a sudden she sent me this

I've shut everyone out. I don't feel like talking about anything with anyone. I don't feel like being social or even just having a one on one with Sarah, and those are my favorite times with her bc we just vent and gossip and clown around. I don't even feel like doing that. This past Sunday was her husbands (my best friend) surprise birthday party and I've been so excited all month for it but while I was there all I could think about was how much I couldn't wait to get back home. Usually something like that the girls and I would sleep over but I just didn't want to at all. Sarah asked me to sleep over and we could have our one on one alone time bc we haven't had one lately and I refused bc I just didn't want to talk to anyone anymore or be apart of the aftermath of the party which is always fun bc the adults just chill and hang out. Nothing interests me right now. Nothing. I think about something and how "that'll be nice I should do that!" Once it comes down to it I'm just like naaah, I don't want to.

I told her that I couldn't relate, but I wanted her to know that she could talk to me when ever she wanted or needed to, no matter what time of the day. I also told her that I just wanted to let her know that I was super proud of her for coming to me and telling me what she was going through, and that no matter what, we would get through this together. She hugged me and then cried.

But to be honest, I don't know if what I said was correct or if there is anything I need to say. Please help

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Sounds like you said the right things. She does sound depressed though and I would encourage her to go to the doctor and get some professional support x

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Hi, how worrying for you. She sounds really quite depressed but it's a positive that she has spoken to you about how she feels. It's important she gets some help, whether that's counseling, medication or a combination of both. The sooner she starts, the better it will be for her. Thinking of you x


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