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I need to tell someone... - August 7th 2009, 05:42 AM

My little sister just told me she has seriously considered killing herself multiple times. She's never actually acted on it but she's thought about it to the extent that she almost did. I want to throw up right now. She was sobbing, and I started crying too. It hurts me so much to see her in this pain, it's almost like I can feel it myself. She said she wants to tell my mom but she can't. I don't know what to do. I'm supposed to be the older sister who is watching out for the younger one, and I've done a horrible job. I can't believe I never even knew she was this sad... ugh. what do I do, TH? I am so lost. My sister is my best friend and I can't imagine her suffering so much.
   
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Re: I need to tell someone... - August 7th 2009, 05:47 AM

Hey there,

you sound like an awesome older sister, and it's amazing that your younger sister trusts you enough to come to you.

One of the most constant things you can do is remind her that you're there for her, that you care about her, and that she can always come to you if she feels like hurting herself or to talk about whatever.

I don't know what your parents are like, but telling them how she's been feeling, or actually asking her to talk to them, and offer to go as morale support, is typically a good idea. Having your sister talk to a doctor and possibly a counselor might help a bunch, too, because they typically know how to best go about approaching helping your sister get better.

It isn't your fault, how your sister's feeling. And the fact that she's come to you supports the fact that definitely haven't done a horrible job but are doing a great job. Keep it up. And in the midst of caring for your sister, don't forget to take care of you, too.

Hang in there. Hope this maybe helps some.


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Re: I need to tell someone... - August 7th 2009, 04:53 PM

im sorry that your little sister is feeling like this.
you an amazing sister and i can tell you care about her alot.
you should talk to you sister and maybe ask her if it was okay for you to tell her,
or maybe you both can tell you parents so she wont feel so alone.

if she feels like she cant tell her parents, how about another trusted adult.
she need help and get a therapist so she can talk everything out.

be there for her and support her, i know you will.

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Re: I need to tell someone... - August 7th 2009, 05:21 PM

Yeah, I'm sorry to hear this about your lil sister. And you sound like a great older sister. Just be there for her really, and talk about getting help for her, then things may loosen up and get a bit better for her. Your doing a good job though. Good luck.
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Re: I need to tell someone... - August 7th 2009, 05:32 PM

hey from the sound of it you are a great older sister, don't feel guilty about not knowing you have no idea how easy it is to hide those feelings. I think you should urge her to tell your parents and continue to support her


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Re: I need to tell someone... - August 8th 2009, 12:10 AM

Hey there, I know how it feels to know your little sisters hurting mines the same. Could you talk to her about getting help, take her to the doctors and just stay by her side, even tell your mom with her so she has some more support? you can pull through it together just be therefore her when she needs you.


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