I hope that praying and sending an encouraging words to a friend, who is going through a tough time, can be considered a kind act. What is the most appropriate approach when a friend is telling you that he/she is going through depression? Would you council a friend? But what would you say? Unless, I’ve experienced depression for me its best to offer just my ears and not my mouth. So, praying and sending a verse from the bible is the best approach, I find. And just being there always when they need to talk.
My friend, know that you are loved.