Now the last few days I havent uploaded really, I was well forgetting life while easing the pain of my friend. I have never thought that i would be put in such a situation. Countless nights my mind raced through just such a scenario yet when it came to it, I didn’t know what to do.
Now I’m not going to reveal his personal struggles but I will tell you my side of the story.
It started a few days ago when my one other friend(lets call him joe) came to visit me. We had some fun together, went out drinking and so forth but when we came back t my house not 10 minutes afterwords my friend(lets call him ben) came over with a disturbed look on his face. Even when he hid behind his mask, something felt off. Joe was hanging out with my brother and so I took the opportunity and dragged ben to my room. Now This is the part i cannot reveal to you but, it turned out he was depressed for the first time in his life. I wasnt surprised but to see him almost break out in tears, My heart sank.
We’ve been friends for almost 3 years and he’s always been there for me so to be there for him felt good. I tried my best to explain to him the do’s and dont’s about what to do when you have “given up”. He’s exact words where: “since you know more about depression than I do, I could think of no better person to come to”. He asked me to stay with him for a few days, to help keep his mind off of the situation and I gladly accepted to help him.
Days went on and long story short he began to hide his emotion more and more from everyone, and as far as I know his cousin and I are the only ones that really know and try to help him.
Today he is going to a get together where he will find the answers and… I fear he might come back worse off.
I just needed to get this off my chest. I am really worried about him and I don’t know what to really do to help. All I can do for now, is to be there for him as he was for me more times than I can remember.
If you know someone who struggles with depression and you know they may end up regretting their decisions… get them help, be there for them, listen to what their saying and do as much as you can to ease their pain.
I know… He was there for me…. and now…..