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Exclamation Best friends trying to kill herself... - April 30th 2010, 08:04 PM

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One of my friends has been worrying me and a friend recently. She keeps acting happy and lovely at school (we are 15/ year) but she’s really depressed.
Her: Pretty, even though she doesn’t think so herself. Good grades at school. Lots of friends (Never had a boyfriend). She doesn’t like the fact she’s a size 14/12 and gets upset about it. She reads a lot and is super cool : ) . I know she tried to overdose once but threw all the pills up. She cuts herself (near her shoulders so you cant see in our uniforms). She acts really happy but I know she hates her life…
Her family: Sister, two years older, Skinny, pretty size 6 model. Mum, really nice, pretty, fun and has damn good taste in music. Dad, drug addict/dealer, parents divorced. She doesn’t’ like her step dad at all…

We love her to bits and we don’t want her to do anything stupid. Our school is really rough and the teachers aren’t good at advice at all (In the last six months: 2 fired, 2 ran off with each other and one had a mental breakdown) So its hard to ask for advice.

But me and my other friend who are worried are going to ask one woman who works at our youth club and comes into school as a governor because shes nice and we trust her. But we don’t know what else to do…
   
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Re: Best friends trying to kill herself... - April 30th 2010, 09:04 PM

Well you've definately taken the right steps so far! Talking to this woman from your youth club is a good idea as it gives your friend someones to discuss her problems with. This will hopefully make her feel a bit better.

Also, as she's probably going through rough/emotional times at the moment, you just need to be there for her. Try expressing your concerns with her and make sure you explain that you and your other friend are ALWAYS there for her if she EVER needs to talk about things.

For her cutting, she needs to get help with that as it's very dangerous. If this lady from the youth club is trained to help with issues such as that then hopefully she can help with this, but otherwise maybe you could suggest your friend goes to some kind of councellor.

I know its very scary not only for her but for YOU too, but all you can do is be there for her. Always be positive towards her to try and raise her self-esteem because to me it seems like she has very little confidence in herself.

I've personally never been in this situation, so i'm not sure how constructive my advice is, but i really hope things start looking up. stay strong


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