Worried about a friend
It is very hard when you see someone you
care about behaving in ways that you instinctively know are
destructive to themselves and others. It can even put stress on you
because all attempts to help are rejected.
Talking to a counsellor can be helpful in
these situations, not only to review effective strategies to get
help for your friend but also as an outlet for you, the
helper. If you feel you need to speak to someone about a friend ask
at the Student Advice Desk in Holgate about the
Wellbeing Drop-In sessions.
People manage crisis situations in many
Some can withdraw into themselves and become helpless
Some people can get angry and try to fight their way out of the
Sometimes people run away from the situation and deny anything
Unhealthy coping mechanisms are often turned to, such as
self-harm or drugs/alcohol
Some people get very agitated and demand attention.
friend in crisis factsheet will give you more information and