Teenagers experience different emotions than adults, but as adults, we have all been where teenagers are at some point or another. The one thing you don’t want to tell a teenager who is depressed about something is that everything will be okay. This is not true in all cases because everything might not be okay. Sometimes they lose a friend who is moving away and they won’t be able to see them again. Other times there are people who come into their life who break their heart. This could be a boyfriend or girlfriend, or who they thought was their best friend talking about them behind their back. The best thing to do when a teenager is depressed is to be there for them. Let them know you will always be a shoulder for them to cry on and an ear to listen to their problems. Take them out for lunch or a movie. Do something special with them to let them know that there is someone who cares about them. Another great idea is to try to encourage the teenager to go talk to a counselor. Finding someone who will listen who is not the parent might just be what they need to get through their problem.