Both my girlfriend and I have depression but hers is way worse. She refuses to go to counselling.
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Please take care,
I am so pleased that you have found yourself here and we are here to help you through this time, with some support and somewhere to dump the thoughts and feelings that you are going through, wow, you have so very much on your plate and I can hear how confused, worried and desperate to help your girlfriend and that is so very caring and wonderful of you, I just want to you to be aware of yourself at this time too and ensure that you are ok too.
It is so very brave of you to speak up and I am so pleased that you have, I think that it is a great idea to speak to the school counsellor, the thing is that they have ways of addressing these things in a way that your girlfriend need not know that the concerns have come from you, that will ensure that your trust with your girlfriend is not broken and also gives you some anonymity too. This is alot for you to carry around on your own and I think that it is so very wise to reach out to someone who can help, there are also the wonderful people who are at Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, they are here to support you through this time too and will be able to support you.
I hope that you come back to chat and to let us know how you are getting along.
Big hugs to you
You have come to a place Juff where we care so very much, about you and how you are feeling and also about your girlfriend too, I really hope she can get some help through this time. You are so very caring and she is so very lucky to have you in her life, I just want to make sure that you are ok too. I wish I could reach out and give you a big hug.
Keep chatting Juff, you are amazing!