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yes i agree with Linda

yes i agree with Linda

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Posted by kathrin on October 23, 2000 at 01:25:30:

In Reply to: my sister is sick and i can't help her posted by Leah on October 22, 2000 at 16:48:18:

I agree with Linda (I wonder why her psot is up there abopve yours, hope you saw it).
I agree that in an emergency you should CALL emergancy, noo matter what your sister says. She might be mad at you but she will be alive and after her depression is better she will be thankful.
Try to find out how serious her suicide threats are. Ask her if she has a specific plan (an indication of more serious. which does not mean that otherwise it is not serious).

Go to www.ndmda.org (national depressive and manic depressive association), scroll down and click on "suicide", they have tips on how to handle such situations.
In any case talk to her openly about it! it is always better to TALK about suicidal feelings.

Yes and she should definitely see a professional.
Also make her aware of the fact that being suicidal does not mean she really wants to die, it means she has run out of coping skills. yes let her look at that side www.metanoia.org/suicide/ they talk about these things there. tell her that being suicidal is a result of an imbalance in her brain, yes the suicidal feelings are a symptom, and the dangerous thing is if you are depressed you don't REALIZE that you are suicidal because your brain is out of balance.

Wish you both all the best.
Oh you can also call 1-800-SUICIDE (idf you are in the us) or any local crisis line. they cab further assist you about what to do. better yes encourage your sister to call.

kathrin


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