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Arrow Hey guys..I need some help.. - April 12th 2013, 03:17 PM

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Hey you guys.

I know I haven't been on much in quite a while but I always know I can turn to you guys for anything. It's nice knowing TH is always there.

Anyways. So, as most of those who know me, know I'm in recovery from bulimia. I don't even know if that's the right way to describe it anymore but anyways..

So my friend, let's call her R, has recently (today) let slip that she's been purging. She KNOWS that I've been dealing with this, along with self harm, depression, etc. She KNOWS how hard it's been in the past for me. She also self harms, has depression, is suicidal, was molested at a young age, etc.

Usually I'm pretty good with helping people, whether in real life or online, mostly because I understand..but this..I just..don't know what to do. It triggered me really badly and it makes me upset. I mean obviously I'm not gonna be all peaches & cream about this..but anyways..

I guess I just need to know what to do.
Therapy is pretty much a non-option. Her mom is a real bitch, and so she was in therapy for a few sessions but her mom said they couldn't "afford" it & therefore has not been in 3 months. I said "afford" because her mom buys certain things and whatnot that says otherwise.

I don't know what to do. I don't know how to help. I can't cope.

I hate saying this, but I need some support, some help, anything.
For her.

Thank you,
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Re: Hey guys..I need some help.. - April 13th 2013, 11:49 PM

Hi Paula,

I understand that this can be very difficult and triggering for you. It's a tough situation. You just need to be as supportive for her as possible. Maybe let your school counselor know that you are concerned about her. That was she can have somebody to talk to without having to worry about the money.

You should sit down and have a serious conversation with her about this. Tell her about your experiences, explain to her how you've been getting through it, and let her know how you feel. Make sure she's aware that you are there to support her.

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