40+ Birthday Messages for a Depressed Friend (to Cheer Them Up)

When a friend is going through a tough time, especially around their birthday, it’s not always easy to find the right words to lift their spirits. You don’t want to upset them anymore or say the wrong thing.

So these example birthday wishes are here to help you offer some warmth through simple words. The most meaningful messages come from the heart and acknowledge their feelings without dismissing them.

Heartfelt Encouragements

These messages are about giving your friend a little boost of encouragement. You can let them know that, despite the rough patch, they’re not alone and they have the strength to get through this.

  • Happy birthday. Remember, you’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem.
  • It’s your day! And it’s okay to not have everything figured out. Here’s to being perfectly imperfect.
  • Happy birthday my friend. Keep in mind that every day is a new beginning filled with new chances. May this year bring you lots of new opportunities and better times.
  • May your birthday be the start of a year filled with good luck, good health and lots of happiness.
  • On your birthday I hope you know it’s okay to not be okay. You’re not alone and have friends by your side for support.
  • Wishing you the courage to face what’s ahead with a strong heart. Happy birthday.
  • Here’s to a year of finding joy in the little things. Best wishes for your birthday.
  • I know you’re struggling but I hope you know how loved you are. Birthdays are hard at the best of times so if you need anyone to talk to I’m always here.
  • On your special day, remember: You have within you the strength to overcome anything.
  • You are my best friend and the greatest person I know. So please believe me when I say how much I care about you and want you to have a wonderful birthday.

Birthday Wishes for Peace

These wishes focus on offering peace to your friend. Amidst the turmoil they may be feeling you can wish for them to find respite on their birthday.

  • Wishing you peace and quiet on your birthday and always. I’m always here for you if you need me.
  • May your birthday bring you the calm you’ve been seeking. Many happy returns.
  • Here’s to a year where you find the peace and happiness you’ve been searching for. Happy birthday.
  • I know you probably won’t want to celebrate your birthday this year but I do hope it’s the start of a calmer time for you. You will be in my thoughts this birthday.
  • Sending my best wishes for a birthday filled with moments of peace amidst the chaos.
  • As you celebrate your birthday I hope that it is a peaceful and calm day that lets you relax and take a moment for yourself. You deserve to enjoy your birthday however you want.
  • Many happy wishes for a quiet birthday that calms your heart, mind and soul.
  • Birthdays aren’t known for being the most peaceful of days. But I want to do all I can to make yours the type of celebration you want. Whether that be peaceful, resting or simply to be left alone. Whatever you want, I’ll make happen.

Messages of Support

Support is very important, especially during tough times. These messages are all about showing your friend that you’re there for them through thick and thin.

  • Happy birthday and lots of love for today. Remember that I’m here for you no matter what.
  • No matter the distance, I’m with you in spirit, especially today. Happy birthday.
  • Wishing you a birthday filled with love and a year where friends have your back. I promise we’ll be there for you regardless of what you’re going through.
  • Happy birthday to you. Please don’t forget that I’m a phone call away for laughs, cries or anything in between.
  • May your birthday remind you of all the people who love and support you. There are so many of us who just want to see you happy.
  • Happy birthday! Together let’s fill this year with memories of friendship and love. We’ll make it your best year yet.
  • Come what may I’ll be there for you, no matter what. I wanted you to know that on your birthday because I understand you might be feeling worse than usual. So happy birthday and know you have my support.
  • May this be a year where you feel supported and loved. Happy birthday.

Hopes for Brighter Days Ahead

Hope is a powerful thing. Even more so when times are tough. These messages are all about looking forward to brighter days.

  • Happy birthday! Here’s to brighter days and feeling better.
  • May this year be the one that brings you closer to your dreams. Happy birthday.
  • Wishing you a birthday that marks the beginning of a brighter and happier year.
  • Sending best wishes for your birthday and the hope that each day is a step towards a happier and more hopeful you.
  • Here’s to a future that turns the corner for you. I see happier moments and better memories very soon. Happy birthday.
  • If you believe in brighter days they will come. I have faith that this is your year. Happy birthday.
  • May your birthday be the dawn of a year full of hope, new beginnings and lots of happiness.
  • It’s awful to see you sad. So I’m wishing that this is the year where every day is better than the last. Happy birthday.

Reminders of Their Worth

Sometimes we all need a little reminder of our worth. Even more so when we’re feeling down. These messages aim to raise the spirits of your friend by reminding them of their value and how important they are to you.

  • On your special day I want you to remember – you’re unique, important and irreplaceable. We all value and cherish you so much.
  • Never doubt how much you’re loved and how much we appreciate having you in our lives. Happy birthday.
  • Wishing you a day that makes you feel appreciated for the amazing person you are. Let the love and messages of friends and family show you how many people truly care about you.
  • I hope you can take a moment to realize how awesome you are on your birthday. I speak for so many people when I say we are lucky to have someone so brilliant in our lives.
  • Seeing as it’s your birthday it feels like the right day to tell you that the world is better with you in it. Hoping you can enjoy your day.
  • You’re a gift to those around you, but especially to me. Happy birthday to a true friend!
  • May your birthday and the outpouring of love you receive from everyone be a reminder of how much you mean to all of us. We hope to make it a very special day for you.
  • We don’t say it enough but you bring so much joy to the lives of those around you. We treasure every moment we get to spend with you. Happy birthday to a wonderful person.

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