When my friends are going through tough times, I usually try to talk and check up on them as often as I can. Though, unless it’s an extreme example of a friend going through a hard time (as in the answer above), my help tends to be more verbal than anything else. I do try to help as much as they let me and I can, but I also do think that talking as a way of help is something I’m better at than other ways. Occasionally I do to try to take my friends out on walks or picnics to try to get them to get some fresh air and perhaps distract them from their problems. Picnics always seem like the best option, because it gives us time to both talk and stuff our feelings with food!