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April 2017
Sam

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Dealing with Friends with Mental Illness

I was wondering how I could deal with my friends that are severely depressed/suicidal. For instance - what to say to them when they get in a mood, and also how to deal with it on my end? My best friend is
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everely clinically depressed, and she talks to me about her problems and ...

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