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Subject: Making friends when you have no car
Date Posted: 11/25/2007 3:29 PM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2006
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Hello Health Forum Peoples!

I know some of you suffer from depression, and I am wondering if you have anuy advice for a friend of mine.  We've been friends since freshman year of college, which was in 1993, so it's been a long time.  Sarah has suffered from severe depression since high school.  She tried so many medicines, and counselling, and because she is very intelligent she managed to make it through college.  After college though, the depression only worsened and she ended up going on disability for depression.  She lived with her parents for a while, then in a group home, and now she has her own apartment which she gets though a housing program.  She gets bussed to a program on weekdays where they have group therapy.  Though she has has had ups and downs, life has never been great for her and one by one all her friends have stopped calling, stopped writing, except for me. 

I feel so terrible for her.  She has no car and her apartment complex is on a busy highway.  She doesn't have any close friends in program (most of them are not totally in their right minds, which makes it difficult).  I live two hours away and have a husband and daughter that keep me busy, so it's hard for me to drive up to see her.  All she wants is some friends but doesn't know how or where to meet any.  Church is out because she is angry with God.  She does have a computer so if you know of any websites that help you meet people (preferably not dating) that might be helpful.  I just don't know what to tell her.  She's not in a good position to meet new people.  I wish she would meet some nice folks, partially because she is so lonely and partially because it's hard being someone's only friend.  I can't always be there when she needs to talk.  She has some nice internet friends but it's not the same thing.  I'm at my wit's end trying to think of some way she could make some new friends!

Thanks for hearing me out, and thanks in advance for any advice.

~Melanie

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 4:03 PM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2007
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http://www.takethislife.com/ I sometimes go there, she can always e mail me or I can give her my yahoo name, I would like to talk to her and become her friend because belive me I am there myself.

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