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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 2/1/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I've known this girl for a few weeks now and we've gotten to be pretty close. We call each other daily and enjoy each others company.

But yesterday she gave me a chilling phone call while I was in class. I noticed my phone ringing and answered, and we started to talk. I knew something was wrong by the tone of her voice. She told me that she tried to commit suicide and she was heading to a hospital. This shocked me completely. I did'nt know what to do or what to say. At the time my teacher was hovering near me so I told her that I would call her in a few minutes when school was let out. When I got home she called me again and we began the conversation. I tried to find out why she did this and what was the matter, but I could'nt get much out of her.
about a half an hour later she called once again and said the she was at a medical ward in the waiting room. She then said that she wanted my phone number
again because she would'nt be able to use her phone. I then proceded to give it to her, then she told me she would call me later that night. This was the last time I had talked to her.

Another friend of mine who knew her better than I did informed me that she has Munchausen Syndrom which can cause this type of behavior. I also found out that this was not the first time she had tried to do this.

I am still in shock and very sad of this. I'm really in a hole and don't know what to do. I don't know how she is doing, I don't know what hospital she is at, I don't know what to do. I've tried calling and leaving messages but her phone remains turned off.

Please help me on how to cope with what is happening, and give me some knowledge on what to do!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 2/1/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes people are very unwell and have severe personality disorders which require intensive psychiatric intervention. Do not respond or try to cure her because there is nothing you can do or say to help. She needs professional treatment immediately.

Don't be surprised if she tries to call you with yet another acting out moment or emotional manipulation. Do not take her phone calls and seek counseling to help you cope with this.

Stay focused on yourself and doing what you need to do to stay well.

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 2/1/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I was able to contact her sister, and she informed me that she is doing well and she is in good hands. I feel so much better now!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 2/1/2007 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear it!

Let the professionals handle the situation and move on.

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Date Joined Jan 2004
Total Posts : 550
   Posted 2/2/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   

 I have learned one thing from my recent experiance,"you cannot fix someone else,you can only fix yourself"

 Take care of yourself! :-)

I use to have a handle on life ,But it broke!!!!
I suppose I'm derranged..
Why I have not begun to Defile myself...

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 2/2/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   

CountryGal, I couldn't have said it better myself hun!

GRL - I know you are worried about your friend but when it comes to something like Munchausen's, there is not a lot that you can do for her.  She needs professional help and I hope she gets it soon before things get too bad for her.


Victoria x

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Xx Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy just to stay sane xX


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