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becklett
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   Posted 12/20/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont know how my (ex) girlfriends feels about her depression, she has tried  for years, i need to know how to handle her, i want to be there for her for ever, i love her. how can i handle her? help me?
 
Edit:  No discussion of suicide or self harm is allowed in the forums.
Thank you for your understanding.

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 12/20/2010 7:20:39 AM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 12/20/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,
 
I am sorry for the edits but the rules of HW do not allow discussion of suicide and self harm.
 
The way I understand your posts is your girlfriend has had depression for years so the best thing to do for her is to support her and perhaps see if she is willing to go to inhouse treatment as long as she is a threat to herself. 
 
Be sure you take care of yourself to as you need to be strong and mentally healthy in order to support someone else.  I am so sorry for your problems.
 
Kindly,
 
Kitt
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chman
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   Posted 12/20/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
There should be a suicide hotline available. Search online for their number.

They will be glad to help.

stkitt
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   Posted 12/20/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
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.


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Tirzah
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   Posted 12/21/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Another option, if she isn't willing to go in-patient is Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP). Depending on the hospital, the program lasts up to 8 hours a day, M-F. She would still need a doctor to admit her to the program and s/he may decide that your ex needs a few days of In-Patient therapy first, but sometimes it can work out well. Allows the patient to still sleep in their own bed at night & spend a little time with family & friends whilst being observed 5 days a week and participating in individual and group therapy for hours a day.

You are a great friend for wanting to help her. Make sure to take care of yourself too as helping a suicidal friend can be difficult and exhausting.

blessings,
frances
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