NWR Helping my friend…depression or more?

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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3346 posts
Sugar bee

The thing is, you can’t really do much except be a supportive friend when she needs you. You can’t force her to change her medications or to get therapy- she has to make these decisions for herself.

Unfortunately, we sometimes have to watch people we care about do self destructive things.

You could help her research therapists, help her move to a new home where she won’t be harassed by her neighbours or try to help her come up with solutions to better manage her issues but ultimately any change she makes has to come from within herself.

Post # 4
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

you are no trained psychiatrist or psychologist so you can’t help her professionally. It could all be professionally and she could be doing all that she possibly can be doing at the time. And it may seem like she is selfish but she isn’t. She is just brought so deep down she can’t see anything, its so dark she can’t see herself, let alone anyone else so don’t think she’s being selfish.

now that doesn’t mean you have to stick around. It is hard. Many people leave and you have every eight to. Depression is hard, its a dog eat dog world and if you cant be there for someone without letting it effect your life than you shouldn’t do it … But if you can be there for them you can change someone’s life. It’s a big decision to make though, one to not be made lightly.

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