My Friend Killed HerselfSuicideMy Friend Killed Herself​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#15232b;">I'm hurting so much, one of my friends killed herself today and I keep crying. Don't know how to tell my parents. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD6B36F5FC31946B98304DCA0472A5094"><p>​Thank-you for your email.  I'm so glad you reached out today. Losing a friend to suicide is incredibly hard. It makes sense that you are feeling sad and are crying. It hurts when things like this happen. Your feelings are a normal reaction to grief and loss. This link has some good information about grief.  <a href="/Pages/grief.aspx">Grief (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a> </p><p>You mentioned that you are thinking of talking to your parents about what happened. This might be a good idea. Your parents can provide love and emotional support for you during this difficult time. It can also help to talk to other trusted adults, like an older sibling, aunt or grandparent, or even a friend's parent. Adults can help by listening and helping you to understand the emotions you are having. Seeing a counselor can also be a great idea. If you like this idea, perhaps this is something you could mention to your parents. </p><p>When hard things happen, it's very important for you to take care of yourself. There are many things that can help with sadness and grief. Things like journaling, writing a letter to your friend, getting some exercise or playing with a pet can really help. This link has some ideas to get you started.   <a href="/Pages/tip-9-steps-to-taking-care-of-yourself.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts">9 Steps to Taking Care of Yourself (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a></p><p>We are here for you.</p><p>Take care of yourself,<br></p><p>Julie, Crisis Counselor<br></p></div>14

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