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Is there any way to help my friend?

Someone who's been a good friend of mine for nearly a decade is going through a long rough patch (a rough field?). Is there anything concrete that I can offer her? [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on May 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Inside the Actor's 1 Bedroom

My best friend and roommate is extremely isolated and seems lost. I really want to help. What are some ways that I can? [more inside]
posted by kettleoffish on Jan 3, 2013 - 13 answers

I'm Okay, You're a Wreck.

Coworker/friend/mentor really, really depressed... and with good reason. Can/should I help? How? Wall o' sadness inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2012 - 11 answers

"Is it the sea you hear in me, its dissatisfactions? Or the voice of nothing, that was your madness?"

How do I deal with my (very insecure and overly sensitive) friend's tendency to take things said in passing as deep, personal criticisms? I used to be able to take it in stride but his recent prescription steroid treatments have ramped this trait up to stratospheric levels. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Items ideas for a Care package for a depressed friend

Ideas for a birthday care package to send to a very good friend who lives several states away who is suffering from severe depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I try to help a depressed, possibly borderline, friend who's trying to isolate herself?

My friend is deeply depressed and is trying to cut herself off from me and her other friends. How can I try to help her? Key questions: 1) Any suggestions on how to try to convince her that I genuinely want to stick around and be her friend and it's not just out of obligation, and/or other other ways to respond to her trying to push me away? 2) She's given up on hope of any treatment or improvement-- I think she might be borderline and that DBT could be a good fit for her regardless-- any suggestions of what I could send her about DBT and/or BPD (or anything else) that would have the best chance of getting through to her and giving her hope that things can get better? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Apr 8, 2011 - 15 answers

How to help a very depressed friend?

How to help a very depressed friend? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Jul 21, 2009 - 12 answers

Unhappy Birthday

I had a shitty birthday today that seemed to confirm all my suspicions about my friendships, and my life in general, and now I'm not sure how to rebound. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 10, 2008 - 68 answers

How can I broach this subject without being clingy? SHOULD I even try?

A longtime friend with whom I'd been in near-daily contact (via phone calls, emails, online chats - she's out of state) for ages now has suddenly become incredibly scarce. Nowadays we talk maybe once every week or so, and then only for an hour or so at most. I don't know what to do or say without being clingy, and given that she MAY also be clinically depressed, I'm afraid of saying anything that'll make things worse for her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me help my friend through her dad's death.

My friend's father just died after a very short battle with cancer. My friend's sometimes a little unstable. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Sep 4, 2006 - 15 answers

Long Distance Conflicts

My best friend, who lives about 300 miles away from me, and I had made plans to get together for Christmas, along with our other best friend, for whom I paid 600 bucks to fly out here so we all could be together. Now 300-mile away best friend has e-mailed me with a weak excuse and cancelled his visit here. I know he's not adjusting well to his new home, and seems to be isolating himself from everyone, including me. I'm hurt and angry. How best to address this situation?
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2004 - 7 answers

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