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My best friend - October 12th 2012, 09:48 PM

I really don't know what to do, my best friend has been acting so strange over the past month, shes not exactly been her usual self she's usually so happy but she's been listening to angry music, geting really angry and been really dull recently.

Two days ago she opened up to me telling me about everything, her uncles lives in spain and is dying at the minute and her sister has been trying to commite suicide, I was so shocked at all of this but what did make the most impact on my was that she had been cutting her arms and ankles the past few weeks or 2 months. I've been so supportive ever since and I've helped her out when bad stuff has happened at school - people sometimes call her names for liking a music type that noone else really likes. Shes really scared about her sister and her uncle because her nan died two years ago that was when everything between them went pear shaped. This was when her sister started blaming everything bad that happened was her fault, my best friends starting to think everythings her fault to. Shes not really getting on well at home. I'm one of 4 who actually know, I don't know what to do I really want to help her out because I'm afraid that its starting to become a habit, I can't cope if she ends up trying to commit suicide to, they all used to be such happy people. Shes also started smoking to try and calm herself and ease everything.
   
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Re: My best friend - October 12th 2012, 09:57 PM

Hi, It can be really hard to know that someone is going through things like this. I would say try not to treat her any differently - she's still your friend, just going through a tough time right now. It might be an idea to try and get her to talk to an adult about it at some point. It can be hard to deal with by yourself and you need to look after yourself too. Letting her know that you're there and still want to be friends is something that I found really important when I told people. Good luck to the both of you
   
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Re: My best friend - October 13th 2012, 05:32 AM

She needs company and support more than ever, cheer her up, don't let her fall more deeply into that depression I know what she's feeling. Try to make her happy, dont lose her! Let her know that someone cares!!Xx
   
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Re: My best friend - October 13th 2012, 10:26 AM

She trusts you a lot with what she has told you. which can be a big thing to tell anyone. Like what the others have said, be there for her when she needs it and show her how much you care. and also dont treat her like she is fragile or anything or question if she has cut or anything. it can be very sensitive and may drive her to a lower mood. just knowing she has your support will be the best thing for her. at least thats what i would want from my friends if they knew.
   
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