Though it may feel awkward or embarrassing, don't avoid having a conversation if you suspect your friend may have a mental health concern. Your support can make a big difference. You can start a conversation, help reduce the stigma about seeing a counselor, and let them know there is help for a happy and healthy life.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
"I've noticed you seem a little down lately. Is there anything I can do to help?" or
"I'm concerned about you. If something is wrong, I'd like to help."
For more information on supporting a friend, go to the website: http://www.whatfriendsdo.com