My friend and I have been friends since our freshman year of high school and we were really close and have been through a lot together. A couple of summers ago she confided in me that she has depression. There are only a few others who know, but her parents do. She takes medicine for it but is constantly being switched from one product to the next because none of them seem to be working. She has met with therapists but they usually ended with her feeling worse. Her depression seems to be in swings, like sometimes she’ll deny that she even has depression while at other times she’ll call me late at night, sobbing. She asks me for advice on everything, but I don’t know what to tell her. Recently she’s even told me that she would commit suicide if she wasn’t a Christian. She keeps on falling into despair, but I don’t know how to help her! I advised her to meet with a pastor, but the one she met with told her some obvious lies so now that doesn’t seem to be an option either. I don’t know how to help her, and it’s becoming really hard for me to even hang out with her. I know that this is a common effect of depression, but she is so selfish and it really bothers me. Our friendship is all about her. Meanwhile her depression seems to be getting even worse. What should I do???
|March 1, 2015 at 18:33|
I feel like I just found a post by another me. I know exactly how you feel – my sister’s been going through the same thing. We haven’t found any meds or therapists that helped at all either. Our best friend and my parents and I really don’t know what to do. It’s the same thing where I can’t talk to her about how she’s making me feel because it would just make her feel worse about herself and make her more depressed. I really wish I could give you some answers. 🙁 Just know you’re not alone in this and that it will get better, with God’s help.
|March 3, 2015 at 08:13|
I totally get where you are coming from. I am the best friend that is dealing with the depression and the girl that has a best friend that is dealing with it also. It’s like a never ending chain; and everyone around them ends up attaching onto the chain. Just keep you head up and know that things will get better. Pray everyday that your friend will feel better and that when she needs your help you will have guidance to be able to help her. You have to stick by her even when things get really bad, because you might be the only person she has. She may not show it all the time, but I’m sure that she loves you. Everything will work out for the better in God’s hands. You can do it!
|March 11, 2015 at 05:55|
So, my cousin is a year younger than me, and we’re really close. He has bi-polar depression, and he’ll go through huge swings. We’ve been trying to email more often, but he never seems to be on, so I can’t hear about him much. Whenever he goes for over a week without answering, I get kind of panicky. You see, the last swing, he said that if basically no one on Earth cares, why not go see God sooner. The problem is, we live on opposite sides of the country, so I hardly see him. I’ve tried and tried to help him out of this. I’ve told him to pray, I’ve prayed myself, told him how many people really care, I’ve tried everything. He doesn’t have the greatest relationship with his family, either. He’s always been a storyteller, so I can never be sure if he’s telling me the truth about his condition or anything, really. I’m worried sick. What do I do?
|April 7, 2015 at 14:27|
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