Today, I thought I’d regale a story from my childhood in which I was an idiot.
How to help a friend suffering from:
Depression:Tell the person suffering from depression that you've noticed that they seem down or depressed lately. (Unless they have already told you that they are suffering from depression.) If so, tell them that since you now know that they're sad that you want to help. This will be very re-assuring to them. Sometimes the depressed don't even feel like telling anyone because of the stigma associated with depression. Also, make them feel like they are needed. Talk to them when you are upset about something or when you want to vent. Trust them with things that you wouldn't tell just anyone else. This makes them feel very important to you. Depression lies to them and makes them feel like they aren't needed by anyone. This acknowledgment that you know how bad they feel may be the little "push" they need to start talking about it, and maybe even seek help.
Anonymous said:Hi Laura! I have really really faded scars, and I am in track at school. I've finally been able to convince myself of wearing just short sleeves and it feel great. All I'm worried about is if someone asks or says something to me. Any ideas? Thank you xx
36 self harm excuses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToVIOZr8FN8
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