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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
a wrote a while back about a friend who was self harming and cutting herself. Anyway, it seemed asthough she was stopping this, and I thought she was over it. Anyway, she'd been away from school ALOT over the past weeks, but i didn';t think anything of it, untill her best friend told me that she had taken and overdose on paracetamal (sp?) and she had been taken to hospital!?!? i couldn't belive it. She always tells herself that she is fat and ugly, etc, etc, but she is so pretty. I think she went to see a counciller last week, but the nxt day she seemed really depressed and quiet. I'm really worried that shes going to do somthing like this again,

what can I do to help or say to amke her feel better?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i dont think theres much u can do but be a good friend to her and let her know that you are there any time she needs to talk or a shoulder to cry on. dont put any pressure on her though otherwise you will probably push her away
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    there isnt much you can do to make her stop these negative actions and thoughts but you can be her friend and try to remind her that there are people that need her as much as she needs them and that she has support from you. although it wont seem like she appreciates it at the moment when she eventually gets through this low period in her life she will realise how important your encouragement was to keeping her 'afloat'. I'm sorry i cant be much more help.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    have known too many people who have been throught all that. my best advice is like that in the first reply and that is to just be there 4 her.let her know that u will be there 4 her if she needs to talk and be her friend almost from a distance. if she knows there's something good in her life (like a friend because she may feel the world is against her) then this may help her to put her life into perspective although she wont ever admit this to you. tell her that u will always be there 4 her and tell her to take care of herself.
    take care and good luck
    love sazx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Article for you here

    Susie <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I dont know how to help you, but just wanted to tell you that you seem like such a nice person, and that you really deserve all the sunshine you can get in your life.
    It is really good to see that people care <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Good luck with your friend.
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