Hello, I would like to help a friend with her depression I want to get rid of it competently for her or lessen it for her so it's not as bad. She is 16 (If her age would help with this) She is taking medication but it's not helping her much at all.. I can't find much of anything on here or elsewhere that could help her. We live over 1,000 miles away from each other (both in the USA) and I'm somewhat okay/new with magic (I can do protection spells) Can anyone help? I need help with this asap (I'm scared she will end herself) Please and thank you.
Unfortunately, magic is not a cure all to what ails people. Depending on the form of depression, it could be a chemical imbalance with in the brain. The best advice, again depending on the depression would be to seek professional help. Untreated, depression can cause death in extreme cases.
From my experience, when I become depressed, I find returning to nature helps this. Disconnecting from the technical world and reestablishing connection with the energy around us can soothe a hurt soul. I would also like to note that I do not suffer from a chemical imbalance or any other serious depression issues.
So, like many other mental health disorders, as stated above, this is a chemical composition imbalance within a specific person. Medication is not a band-aid and will not cure or fix it. It is a tool used to help ones body manage the imbalance. Depression specifically can flair up, so-to-speak, and someone can experience bouts of sadness and self loathing where as later on they could feel fine and pretty confident.
You stated your friend was taking medication. With all medication prescribed, you must be seeing a prescribing doctor or treatment provider to monitor your medication. Medication management,or Med management is required as our bodies are amazing things and can change and adjust. Medication must be monitored and adjusted, which sometimes means increasing dosage amounts, adding a secondary medication or changing to a different medication. I would strongly first recommend that they contact their doctor and discuss what they are experiencing so that their medication can be adjusted.
The biggest problem I often see with many of my clients is that their medication starts working great and they feel so good and "normal" they feel they are cured and they stop taking their meds because they don't need them anymore. This results in a crash and their Mental Health disorders come out in full force. Its harder to get them back under control by doing this, so make sure that they are taking their medication as prescribed.
In terms of spells, as stated above, this isn't really going to solve or cure the problem. Self confidence and prosperity spells can boost ones ego well enough but it won't resolve the underlying issue. You can feel great and still be depressed.
I hope they are able to seek out professional treatment to really manage this situation.
Now then. While depression is caused by an imbalance in hormones most of the time, there are a few kinds caused by outside contributors. Stress, an attack from a magickal source (such as the same curse I put on my ex) or spirits.
If you do a few healing spells to help balance her aura, that reflects on her body and possibly her mind. Try to keep her relaxed, and most importantly, find the source.
When did she first start odd behavior?
Did someone hurt her?
Is there something else that happened that could trigger it?
Recognize what causes her episodes and keep her away from it.
Remind her that she will put others through the pain she's going through if she is contemplating hurting herself.
Be a good support and show her that she's loved.
I had/have depression and so does my friend. This is what helped us and hopefully it helps you and your friend. I wish you luck.