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I Need Advice. Desperately
5 days ago · · I need help,
I have a friend who is very very dear to me. She’s been suffering from abnormal depression for a while now but hasn’t seemed to fully process or accept it until tonight. Even then, reaching out to others and asking for help has never been easy for her so the bravery she must have mustered is the only thing that has kept me from complete panic and instead coming to you guys for help.
Here are the main issues with her particular situation: her parents are very close minded. The only thing that will push them to even consider rehab or therapy is if she commits suicide and by then it’ll be too late. She is still 17, so seeking help by herself is nearly impossible. She lives in a country away from me and other people who could possibly offer any sort of help.
Some of the symptoms that have been showing more and more are weight loss or loss of appetite, memory loss, disassociation and insomnia. She’s also admitted to waking up with cuts that she doesn’t remember giving herself.
I don’t know what to do. I’m also still 17 and my options to help her are very limited. Too limited. All I ask if for ideas to help her through this year, to get her out of her toxic situation so she can seek professional help. A year is a long time but I will stick with her through all of it and I will do everything in my power to show her the light and the goodness again. I just need help, I need ideas. Please, I will take anything.
~ From a very desperate, very worried friend