It's not me, it's my him. We're kind of friends but like each other, not together and have no intention to be. Our relationship is complicated but there's one thing Ik, ant it's that we tell each other everything we go through regardless. But recently, he's hiding things from me. Not to put his business out to the world but his mom died last year and his dad's in the hospital. When his mom died he's been so down and nothing excites him anymore. When I'm with him, it's the only thing that gets him moving. If I'm not there then he won't eat, sleep, do anything. It's worrying and I don't know what to do. He acts like someone who's going through depression and that's understandable. But I'm not a doctor and so idk. I told him to stop talking to some of his friends because they're really bad. They drink, smoke, and do drugs. He's not like them at all but I don't want them to talk him into thinking those things help. Is that bad? Idk. His 8 year old sister calls me all the time and we talk about her school and then she tells me everything he does. She's always like he doesn't eat their grandma's food and he's always inside his room looking at nothing. I get all my information from her because he won't tell me what's wrong. When I'm with him he acts like everything's ok when I can tell it's not. It's so annoying because all he has to do is talk to me. He doesn't spams me as much anymore with calls and texts asking if I want to come over for a bit. Is this how it feels to be a bystander to depression. Idk pls help. I heard and read lots of stories where people commit suicide when going through depression and it always makes me cry 'cause idk I just imagine the worst of things. His sister has a little iPad and I tell her to go check on him every hour or so. The worst part about this whole thing is that when we're together alone, he starts to be touchy and idk what's going through his head. By touchy, I mean not in a bad way. He just hugs me all the time and half the time I'm always in his arms one way or another. I don't mind because I read that contact with people through hugs or some type of affection, relives the mind of stress. One time I was looking at his face to try to tell if I could see right through him. Then he started crying but he claims that he had an eye lash in his eye that he was trying to get out. I don't believe it. He's happy when we play games together. I try to do things he does with his friends. I just want to help but idk if what I'm doing is alright. He yelled at me once when I was asking if he was ok, and it lowkey made me scared LOL. But he apologized a couple minutes later. He sleeps like a baby. When I'm doing homework he'll sleep beside me until I'm done. He skips school a lot now too so sometimes I'll go wait outside his house just to make him follow me. I just want him to feel better.