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k1234
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Advice needed

Postby k1234 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:32 am

Hi, so I’m hoping this sort of thing is okay to post on here, I’m new!

So I have recently started talking to this boy and I knew that he had depression already but it wasn’t until recently I have realised how bad it is! He said he has had a breakdown and requires counselling. I want to be there to support him but I don’t know what’s best for me to do, if I should give him some space and let him focus on himeslef or be there for him regardless as I don’t want to be overbearing or an added issue. Any advice would be appreciaticed!

upwards-is-the-aim
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Re: Advice needed

Postby upwards-is-the-aim » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:47 am

Yes

Ask him what he would like
Trying to help and be supportive to others on this forum is one of my attempts to reduce my own depression. Getting ourselves out of our own head circles is usually a good thing to do. Maybe try it yourself


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