depressed friend

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friend help

Well I'm just seeking some advice on how I can help my friend. She's very depressed and has been tempted to self harm and was suicidal at one point. Also wants to use drugs, fortunately she hasn't found anyone to supply her with them. I can only talk to her online so unfortunately I can't really be there for her like I want to be. I'm not doing so well myself and the only reason I have continued to wake up every morning is so that I can talk to her. I wouldn't want to live anymore if she were gone. She's the only real friend I've ever had. I want to help her, but I just don't know what to do. Coming up with positive and motivational thoughts is quite hard when I am miserable and depressed as well. She doesn't exactly have the best home life and I just fear that at any moment she may decide she's had enough. Sorry if this is kind of rambling, I'm just very nervous and worried at the moment. I haven't been able to talk to her today and I'm not sure where she is. Anyways, if you have any suggestions, please let me know. I need all the help I can get. Thanks.


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The best we can do for anyone is to be caring and supportive; you may also want to suggest that she talks to someone, the school counselor, a pastor, etc. who might provide some guidance...without knowing about her, it is very difficult to make suggestions...please feel free to PM me if I can help...big hugs, Jackie
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