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Topic: Help

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Beck78
    Beck78 avatar
    1 posts
    22 March 2018

    Hi,

    I’m reaching out because I need some advice about a close friend who suffers from anxiety and depression. What can I do to help my friend ? It’s breaking my heart to see him this way.

    I always let him know that I’m willing to listen without judgment and be there whenever he needs me. I ask open ended questions but the only answer I get is “im ok” and I know this isn’t the case.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

  2. white knight
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    22 March 2018 in reply to Beck78

    Hi Beck, welcome

    What a great friend you are.

    There isnt a great deal you can do. Insist that when he's ready you'll always be just a phone call away. Remind him you are willing to listen.

    These threads might help. Use google

    Topic: talking to men, some tips- beyondblue

    Topic: the art of listeming- beyondblue

    Topic: depression, a ship on the high seas- beyondblue

    Thankyou

    Tony WK

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