Worried About A FriendSuicideWorried About A Friend<div class="ExternalClassEE9C7CC2CFF24866BCEF0D5CBB158A0C"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>I'm really worried about a friend...she hasn't been doing well lately and wants to die. I'm really scared she'll act upon it. I'm not just scared about that, I'm scared about everything. I had a panic attack yesterday and I got so scared. Home isn't good for me. I'm just really worried and scared about  everything. </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassD7F55A1BE4314617B17DCE743A81F6DB"><div><div class="ExternalClassEE9C7CC2CFF24866BCEF0D5CBB158A0C"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>It sounds like you are dealing with a lot of stress right now.  Anxious feelings can really take over if we let them.  When you are facing difficult situations it is important that you are getting the support that you need and are taking good care of yourself.  We have some guidelines that we would like you to follow so you can be as healthy as possible while you are dealing with this stress: <a href="/Pages/11-Ways-To-Combat-Anxiety.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/11-Ways-To-Combat-Anxiety.aspx</a>.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>It is very scary that your friend is having thoughts of wanting to end her life.  Tell an adult about the things that she is saying to you.  We know that this can be difficult and your friend might be upset but it really is the best thing to do.   You would rather have a friend who is mad at you than a friend that did not get help in time.  There is help available.  Your friend can feel better.  Try to think of a supportive adult who you can talk to about this; maybe her parents, your parents, teacher, or coach.  If you can’t think of anyone, give us a call we will help you sort this out.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>You and your friend can get through this difficult time.  We are here to help.  You can call us anytime – 1-800-448-3000.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Stay Strong,</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Sara, Counselor</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>15

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