I wanted some advice with regards to my sister.
she has recently turned 19 and also recently been diagnosed with Dysthymia.
she has always been an angry kind of person and out dad is Bi-polar so i think it was a given that one of us was going to end up more like him than we'd like to.
she is at college and she says she is stressed to the max but i think she just doesnt know how to cope with things very well.
she is also in a bit of a lost cause relationship with someone who also suffers from depression and i think they'd be better off apart but you can't tell them at that age.
i want to know some ways that people cope with the hopelesseness that this illness(?) causes, or is it a lost cause? i just want to be able to say the right things to get her to look after herself a bit better.
she was given a councellor to speak to but she doesnt want to do that and sometimes i feel angry with myself for thinking that she is just milking it because she now has a name for this.
she is coming over this weekend and im going to help her with college work but i just feel that i wont be able to help enough.
thanks for listening.