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advice on my friends possible depression

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Sophie

Sophie Report 4 Jul 2008 23:01

yea i know what u mean iv not seen her like this in a few years. she seems to think no one would be bothered if she was dead she repeats it sometimes. but i think she craves a mother because she often says u dont know how lucky u are to have a mother. she also wants cuddles all the time like she always hugs people and that

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2008 20:21

Stick by her Sophie - she needs a friend like you who cares right now - just being there for her will do a lot for her but you alone can't lift her spirits - sound as if she does need some kind of medical help - try and convince her there is no shame in it, no shame at all - tell her you'll go with her if you can and support her all the way

yawnin faun

yawnin faun Report 4 Jul 2008 18:28

Is ur friend aware that she is feeling down...ask her how she feels, low self esteem is not nice but should not be confused with depression, if she is aware that things are not quite right she should be going to see the doctor so that she can be prescribed tablets...

Carole

Carole Report 4 Jul 2008 16:49

your friend sounds as if she really needs to talk to her doctor. Or if she will not go, a close friend who she can rely on not to gossip about her confidence.
Please do all you can to talk her into seeing her doctor x

Sophie

Sophie Report 4 Jul 2008 15:52

got it thankyou x x x x x x x x

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2008 15:48

found it and nudged it to the top of General

Sophie

Sophie Report 4 Jul 2008 15:47

thats very true shes a sensitive girl as it is its a shame because shes such a great girl and has plenty to live for she does so much charity work. she am wondering if she selfharms because shes been wearing alot of thick jumpers and there was one case where this lady said why dont you take ur coat off ul be roasting and she refused totally and you could see she was burning up

angelseyez

angelseyez Report 4 Jul 2008 15:43

it cud be part of the reason some things only start to affect people when they are abit older because they start to understand what has happened alot more rather than in their childhood

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2008 15:40

been searching for it and can't flippin' find it - it's headed DEPRESSION/ANXIETY

Sophie

Sophie Report 4 Jul 2008 15:37

ok thats great il take a quick look

Sophie

Sophie Report 4 Jul 2008 15:36

also she has been brought up by her dad her mum left her when she was two because she wanted a boy not a grl

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2008 15:34

take a look at the Depression thread on General - been running a long time and given so many people a helping hand, so much so that sufferers are now helping each other - heading for 4,000 posts last time I looked.

Sophie

Sophie Report 4 Jul 2008 15:32

and recently iv noticed shes quite thin and she knocks herself all the time she thinks shes crap at everything she does. shes never had a boyfriend and she often says i bet no one would date me because my confidence is low

Sophie

Sophie Report 4 Jul 2008 15:31

any advice or share your experiences here would be great. i have a friend called leah shes just turned 23 and im sure shes going into some kind of low patch or depression. shes had low times before between the ages of about 16 to 19 then she seemed to be ok she got her place at university after college and that but just lately iv noticed a little change her she seems to be over emtional. the other day i joked about us crossing the road and i said gosh cud u imagine a huge truck coming round the bend right nw as a joke and she did laugh and said yea sod that for a laugh, and i said well that would be one prob for me out the way as a joke and she just went strange and said oh i surpose youd like that wouldnt you? me dead out the way and stormed off! could it be some kind of depression?