Depression: outsiders help

 simply(melon) (@morgy) 5 years, 6 months ago

so my girlfriend is depressed and has been since ive known her, she has told me she hasnt been happy since she was 12(shes now 17) i want to help her i just dont know what to do? and i know iguess that it will come down to her helping herself. but is there anything that i can do to help? she also cuts. ): i love her and i just want her to be happy.

December 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm
Anonymous (2,653) (@) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

History of mental illnesses, tragic loss or other traumatic events that trigger her condition? You can’t really help her, if she wants help, she’ll ask for help. The only thing you can do is stay with her and encourage her to seek it herself.

Logan (83) (@logasm) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Carl Jung’s psychological philosophy cured my depression.

possiblehubris (72) (@possiblehubris) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

@beyond, is right in many ways.
@morgy, has she ever talked to a professional counsellor or doctor about her depression?
I am a mental health therapist but would not offer any specific advice without speaking to her.
Feel free to email me:)
Otherwise, having been a guy who has had a couple of girlfriends that have suffer from depression and in one case cutting, I know how it takes a large toll on– YOU that is tough and I sympathizes with what you are going through.
Do you feel she is suicidal, have you asked her?

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