Nobody told me how hard it was dealing with people with depression. Two of my friends are going through hell, and there is so little I can do. One lost his home, his parents disowned him and kicked him out. He almost lost his chance at education because his parents refused to continue paying and he didn’t have enough time to get loans and whatnot.
Another one is living with a secret from his parents, having to hear them fight over and over. He has to choose between them, deal with his own standards, which he can’t seem to meet. He also has an almost pathological need to help others even when it is clear he is the one who needs the most help.
Both are dealing with that, their own self in a place where most people do not approve of who they are. And I don’t know what to do to help. Other than showing them that I am here for them, what else can I do? How do you deal with someone with a medical predisposition of sadness and a whole lot of reasons to be sad?
I know one of them is self-harming but I do not know how to confront him. This is very difficult situation.
Tumblr is probably the most personal webpage I have ever seen. People here treat their blogs as diaries. It’s really interesting really. I’m used to blogs that mainly post news, or articles, something more resembling a feature column in a newspaper. I’ve seen this type of blogs here in tumblr too, but I from the blogs I’ve visited in the past couple of days easily 85% of them are personal blogs.
I’ve been here one day, and for a blogging site, only a small group of the blogs I’ve seen post actual blog posts. Interesting.