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    06-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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Ok so latest update courtesy of my mom. The girls mother gphas realized the gravity of the situation and that her daughter is not infect looking for attention and taken the girl to the hospital. Apparently what tipped the scale this time was customer at work telling her she was useless....wanna smack that person I want to tell them that they have single handedly landed a girl in the hospital....
     
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    06-04-2012, 04:56 PM
  #12
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The customer really didn't have anything to do with it. She obviously was on her downward slide before the customer got ugly. Not excusing the customer's behaviour, that's not acceptable regardless, but it didn't cause her to spin out of control, that's just the way this disease goes. It's really tough to control even with meds and help.
     
    06-04-2012, 05:03 PM
  #13
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Samstead the young lady would have ended up in the hospital sooner or later if she as allowed to go untreated.
The rude customer was not the cause she was the trigger that the young lady focused on.
Anytime a person threatens to harm either themselves or anyone else the authorities should be notified.
This is a serious situation and does not need to be taken lightly.
Neither you or your sister has any experience in helping someone that is bi polar.
Your help may hinder the treatment of someone that needs it.
I know that your intentions were good but knowing when the situation is getting out of hand is important.
Hopefully she is now on her way to wellness. Shalom
     
    06-05-2012, 03:21 AM
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Ok completely new news to me, apparently her mother has turned right around and is now very supportive. I'm a little out of the loop because because this is being kept quiet, need to know basis. I only mentioned it here because I was so emotional and needed to get it off my chest, I'd appreciate it if everyone promised not mention any of this outside of this thread.
The girl is in the hospital getting the help she needs, my only problem is my sister. She knows I'm here (with open ears and a debit card at the ready for emergency chocolate purchases) As far as I know (what I've been told) there was only one time when the girl threatened to kill herself and took a bunch of Tylenol. I have another friend who had anxiety issues and attempted suicide a few years ago, one of her friends made a huge list of reasons she should live, I think I'll suggest my sister do that for her friend, just in case. She could frame it and put it in her room and if she ever gets really bad my sister could text her one reason a day.
Thanks you everyone for your help and support, it means a lot.
     
    06-05-2012, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
The customer really didn't have anything to do with it. She obviously was on her downward slide before the customer got ugly. Not excusing the customer's behaviour, that's not acceptable regardless, but it didn't cause her to spin out of control, that's just the way this disease goes. It's really tough to control even with meds and help.
I know that. What I said before was a knee jerk reaction. The customer didn't need to be nasty, but she also didn't know the girls situation. The comment simly tipped her over the edge regardless of who it came from or their intent.
     
    06-05-2012, 07:49 AM
  #16
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Your sisters friend is going to need every one in her life to be very supportive.
Most of her "friends " might very well find themselves too busy to care anymore.
Glad that she is getting help. Shalom
     
    06-05-2012, 10:18 AM
  #17
Yearling
Some things currently helping me deal with much of the same stuff your friend is.
Keeping busy. I find if I have nothing to do, my mind wanders and the "bad things" sneak in and take control. Projects, art, a garden, anything that she can mentally or physically "work out" to keep her mind positive and forward moving.
Goals and things to look forward to. Make a once a week thing. Doesn't always have to be the same thing, just something to look forward to so that when things gets dark and stormy your friend can go "its ok, friday I'll be out doing... With... And it'll be fun" and just like that they have a ray of light.
Make relaxed, easy going plans. Daily, my bf takes me out to fish. Its not really my thing, but between the water, and the quiet, and his being there for me I find it easier to open up and some of that tension and depression just rolls right off my shoulder. Tell your sister to go to a park and just swing, or take a walk with her.
Give your friend hugs (one from me too :) ) and tell her how much she means to you. Your a good friend, there should be more of you out there.
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