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Nurseangel42886
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Hey Guy's What's up? OK my best friend tried killing herself in the beginning of April. She was unsuccessful in her attempt. She was put into a Psychiatric hospital for two weeks. She had shown great improvement to her family and doctors, so they let her come home as long as she went to rehab twice a week. she agreed. So when she came back to school, she had made like a complete 360. It was almost to good to be true. Then on mothers day, she was down stairs all alone, hours later, when her mother noticed it had been a while since she was upstairs, she went to go check on her. Her mother found her in the bathroom. Her hair was cut and she was covered in blood. I could not believe what she did. I thought everything was OK. She is know back in the mental hospital on a ventilator. They don't know if she will ever recover. I want to try and help her, but I just don't know how. She won't tell me what the problem is so how can I help. Some please help me so I can help her.

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-Jill
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Honey, I don't think there's much you can do. It sounds like your friend's problems are quite serious and will need the attention of professionals. I doubt that's what you wanted to hear but unfortunately some situations call for more than even the best of intentions.

However, you can support her as she heals and tries to put things back together. Let her know you care about her and that you'll be there for her. You may also want to talk to her family -- they'll have a better idea of how you can show your support.

(((hug)))


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Cathexis
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I've been through that too...both being the suicidal one and the one doing the...support part... and I must agree, the best you can do is showing her you care and will be there for her whenever she needs, without pressuring her into telling you or something like that... She'll come to you when she feels safe...
Good luck... and I hope she feels better soon...

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eray01
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It is definetly hard to deal with something like that, you feel like there is nothing you can do, or that you werent a good enough friend, but the truth is, it has nothing to do with you. It is something that she is battling in her own head. Keep yourself available to her IF she wants to talk, but that is up to her!
I had a friend who commited suicide and he succeeded. It was so hard for me to undertand, because no one had any idea that he was even troubled. I could tell toward the last few weeks of his life that he wasnt as hyper as usual, he wasnt himself, and I asked him and he said he was fine, I did what I could do and thats all I could do. It was overal his decision to do what he did, and he will be missed forever, Im not trying to scare you, but like I said, let her know you are there, but pushin the issue wont help cuz shes gonna do what she wants whether its good or bad!!
Good luck!!
your in my prayers!

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