My friend needs help.

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lae
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   Posted 10/11/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
One of my best friends used to date a guy who is pretty severely depressed . Before I knew my friend, I was good friends with this guy . Now he's isolated himself from me, and she has to talk him out of it even more frequently than I did. His parents have known about this depression for verging on two years, but haven't done anything (because they can't or because they don't care, I don't know). My friend has recently gotten ahold of his grandma, who does care about him a lot and wants to help, but the help just isn't coming fast enough and my best friend can't deal with this all the time. We need help. What should we do?
 
Edit: This forum is NOT able to provide immediate crisis intervention or professional counseling. I will provide you with some links to sites that may be helpful for your friend.
 

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/11/2009 10:10:21 PM (GMT-6)


lae
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   Posted 10/11/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Someone please give me some advice...

stkitt
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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
lae,

I am so sorry your friend is in a bad way and I admire that you want to help him. He is lucky to have a good friend like you.

Here are some links to some resources that may be able to help your friend.

U.S. Helplines

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.


NDMDA Depression Hotline | Support Group. 800-826-3632

Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433

Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696

I would hope that your girlfriend would call 911 if the need arises.

A person in crisis may not be aware that they are in need of help or be able to seek it on their own. They may also need to be reminded that effective treatment for depression is available, and that many people can very quickly begin to experience relief from depressive symptoms.

I wish you peace,

Kitt

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
be strong for your friend. be honest, and risk assess for possible harm. be ready to call for help, thus remember your safety. situations can turn rather quickly, thus keep calm. do not be afraid to call for assistance, ambulance and or police. all the best. jamie

lae
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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for your responses. Kitt, my friend and I have discussed it, and she will call 911 should this happen again.

getting by
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   Posted 10/11/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Lae,

 it sounds like you got some very good advice from Kitt and Jamie. Get your friend help. I am glad that you posted.

You sound like a very caring and compassionate friend. I hope that things are okay now.

Hugs, Karen


  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Post Edited (getting by) : 10/11/2009 11:14:56 PM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/12/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
me too. you have done real well for your mate. proud of ya. jamie.

lae
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   Posted 10/12/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for what you've said...I'm really glad I found this site, it seems like such a close community.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/12/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   

it is. keep posting. jamie

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