Tag: mental illness

Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

Published: February 26, 2022 | Last Updated: February 26, 2022 By | 78 Replies Continue Reading
Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

It’s depressing to be with a friend who is truly depressed. You may even get weepy yourself. Here are some tips on how to help a depressed friend.

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My Friend Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Published: September 5, 2021 | Last Updated: September 5, 2021 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

It can be very stressful to maintain a friendship with someone with a borderline personality disorder. Understanding the disorder can help.

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When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

Published: August 31, 2021 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading
When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

A woman is worn out from dealing with a friend with an emotional problem and asks for advice on what to do.

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My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

Published: October 12, 2020 | Last Updated: October 12, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

When a friend has mental health problems it can be hard to know how to help, especially during the pandemic.

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How to keep friends when you have a mental disorder

Published: December 31, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman with a mental disorder worries about alienating her friends.

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Generalized anxiety disorder and problems making friends

Published: April 24, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries that symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder are hindering her daughter’s relationships.

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Should my friend have explained the circumstances of my divorce?

Published: June 12, 2015 | Last Updated: June 13, 2015 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

After divorce, a woman’s husband accuses her of adultery and her friend doesn’t come to her defense with mutual friends.

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When a friend with mental health problems makes you a scapegoat

Published: October 5, 2014 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

If you have become the scapegoat, you may need to back off from the friendship.

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A Haunting Death: Could friends have saved Amy Winehouse?

Published: July 27, 2011 | Last Updated: July 27, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

  People were shocked to hear of the death of singer Amy Winehouse. What are your thoughts about whether the support of good friends might have averted this tragedy? Choose one answer below or write in your own thoughts. <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/5278742/">A Haunting Death: Could friends have saved Amy Winehouse?"</a>

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A grown woman feels guilty she can’t be her mom’s best friend

Published: July 11, 2011 | Last Updated: July 11, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes we have to come to terms with an imperfect mother and set boundaries to maintain a reasonable relationship.   QUESTION Hi Irene, My mom and I have had a very complicated relationship. Even before my parents had an awful divorce 14 years ago (and they still can’t attend any events together), we butted heads. […]

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