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Posted by: Jackadeejack | 2005/06/06

Friend :: Self image

Ok. the friend of mine that wants to commit suicide.. here is some new stuff that I need advice on:
- His parents cant afford a shrink
- His self image (what he thinks of himself) is non existant. He thinks he is nothing/worthless --even when he is not down.

How can one rectify his self image?

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He can afford a shrink ; he can go to the family GP ? He can go to a local state / provincial hospital or clinic and explain that he is suicidally depressed and needs to see a psychiatrist ( a good way to get their attention ) , and they have to arrange for him to be seen. Medication can be supplied, and he can ask to see a psychologiot or counsellor, which is the only way to work specifically on slef-image issues. He can also check out what can be provided at the Dept of Psychology or Psychiatry at his nearest Medical School. And you can help him explore these options.

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Posted by: timesaver | 2005/06/07

ur a true friend, i wish i had someone like you when was going through wat seemed to be the worst point in my life when i didnt feel like living anymore, with your help i hope he pulls through, he really does have something to live for. it takes time and contact life line for an appointment, its free

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Posted by: FS | 2005/06/07

Self Image is a hard thing to change, in a depressed state it all looks bleak anyway, try the universities in their medical section, maybe a final year student could help your friend. No-one that your friend currently knows will be able to drag him out of the hole, if he does not want to get out of it. A stranger will have more credibility as he will feel safer talking to them, and they should be able to change his feelings about himself, but it does not happen overnight. But stay there you are a true friend, just be there and keeping looking for the solution. Keep the faith, good luck

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