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I am really worried about my friend. - July 14th 2011, 07:52 AM

I just met this girl, and we have so much in common. But, she is always depressed. She tells me that she needs more friends and that she cries herself to sleep sometimes. She has told me she has attempted suicide.. this really worried me. Shes told me that their parents dont care about her. Her mother called her worthless, and she wont tell me how she feels about it. She bottles up her emotions, and it really makes sad too. She really hates her home. I really care about her and I dont know how I can help. Is there anything I can do?
   
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Re: I am really worried about my friend. - July 14th 2011, 09:00 AM

You can reassure her, that she isn't worthless. You can be there for when she needs a "Shoulder to cry on". You can just keep talking to her.

But in the end, she is probably in need of some professional help. Though, just being there for her, if you do care about her. Helps a lot. Trust me.
   
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Re: I am really worried about my friend. - July 14th 2011, 08:32 PM

Well, yeah, do the above and definitely let her know you love her and that she's valued. Just a bit of support can be a bright light in what can appear to be a dim future. Be the family that she doesn't currently have. Best of luck for you both


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Re: I am really worried about my friend. - July 18th 2011, 11:38 AM

Thanks for your replies. I haven't been on because of how much better she has gotten since i started telling her how i really felt about her. I let her know that she is worth the world to me and that I would move across the world to see her if I needed. She has gotten alot happier and she is now showing her true colors.. I am forever grateful for you guys.

She gets sad randomly sometimes, almost as if shes bi-polar. She tells herself that she has no friends and that no one likes her, but It's obviously not true. I don't know how long her parents have neglected her, but It's been long enough. I don't know what to do or say when she acts like this. Any suggestions would be awesome, our relationship is growing at an alarming rate, and I don't want to let that get in the way. Or should I embrace the fact that she is maybe Bi-Polar? What can I do? Any suggestions are very welcome.

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Re: I am really worried about my friend. - July 18th 2011, 04:09 PM

just appreciate her as who she is i think that she has loads of awesomeness. only problem is that her family is doing a very good job of making her feel useless. suggest for her to join more activities where she'll meet tons of people, and also keep telling her that she's wonderful.

her self esteem is really important, and you got to let her know that she is that wonderful girl that means so much to you, the girl that you wanna protect and make happy.


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Re: I am really worried about my friend. - July 18th 2011, 04:14 PM

I'm glad to hear that she is feeling better, it's understandable that everyone occasionally has their off days which she could be having, especially if her family aren't really support or caring about how she is feeling but if you just continue to be there for her, reassure her that she does have friends and that people do like her, it might help cheer her up a little bit. If you're there for her when she needs it the most, I'm sure she'll really appreciate it especially if it helps cheer her up.
   
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