Just be open and honest with them. If they're your friends they will understand and be there for you. I hope everything works out for you...
I've been ignoring my friends for weeks because of depression and I feel they hate me. I want to try talking to them again but I don't know what to say. Any advice?
Just tell them that you need to take time for yourself. I understand how it is to be in your place I've been through it various times. But if they're real friends they will understand you.