06-03-2017 09:50 PM - last edited on 06-03-2017 10:04 PM by Bree-RO
So I've got a friend that I'm super close with. We confide in each other about a lot, and I know that there's some stuff in her life that is not going too well at the moment. She's at a point where she's having constant panic attacks and always seems really antsy. I can't quite place where her parents are at, but they seem to blame her for a lot of things, she seems to think she's going to be kicked out soon for being gay. I encourage her to talk to a psych or a particular teacher about it, but she's had a messy past with psychologists, as she doesn't really feel that they've ever helped. Protective services have also gotten involved a few times, but she says that only strained her relationship with her parents as they blamed her for it. I'm at a loss with what to do, as I don't to just leave the situation as it is because I'm really worried about her, but I don't know where to go next. I also don't want to do anything that would hurt her or make her feel uncomfortable. What can I do to help this friend?
06-03-2017 10:09 PM
Hey @spicyunicorn wow you sound like a super supportive friend well done on taking the convo to RO hopefully a few of the crew can provide you with a bit of support.
It could be cool to remember, even though this is hard to see happen to your mate, you can't carry the weight of the whole scenario on your shoulders. By being a good friend, sitting with them during the dark times... I think that's one of the best things a mate can do (despite at times feeling a little helpless). Do you guys get out much just the two of you to the movies etc to take her mind off things?
There's a couple of further resources I would encourage her to try.
Kids Helpline are qualified counsellors who specialise in these sorts of issues she is going through [click here], that's free and she can choose to do a webchat
Do you think any of those options would make her feel uncomfortable?
06-03-2017 10:10 PM