Sure, these are going to seem like simple solutions for a complex problem, however, it's best not to think of them as solutions but rather, a way to take the edge off while you deal with stuff.
What better way to start to do this by spending time with an empathetic friend? You don't unload in the same way you might a professional counselor, because that might be a bit overwhelming for both of you. But you can certainly talk to them. It's surprisingly comforting just to spend time with a friend and feel "normal".
A strong social network is a known depression-buster.