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Romance Hero
November 5th, 2007, 09:36 PM
I couldn't explain everything in the title, so here's the situation.

You have been obligated to help someone, who is ill and suffers from depression. (Do not ask why you are obligated, just go with it) And everytime you try to help the patient, he/she always brings down the situation, gets mad, and becomes violent to him/herself and everyone around him/her. You have tried almost everything...

What would you do to help? If all else fails? What if what your were trying, didn't really help the patient?

Alright, this one has some rules.
1. No saying "Forget emos" or any rude comments.
2. Death is not an option for the patient.
3. Try your best, think of something that can prove to be incredibly supportive to the patient.
4. Be mature, do not say anything disrepectful or inhumane. Remember, the patient is also a human being, like you, and looks no different from a regular person.

FullmetalxFangirl
November 5th, 2007, 09:39 PM
"You can't be helped if you can't help yourself."

"Although many situations can be bad, any situation can be made better."

Worked for me.

22sa
November 5th, 2007, 11:35 PM
Feed them drugs, get them drunk, and get them laid.

Of course, all using his or her money, not yours.

Get them addicted to Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Ecchi, Ninentendo Wii, Bleach, Naruto.

Feed him/her candy. Tons of candy.

Get them into 100 more addictions.

Make them get a manual labor job.

Get them addicted to Pokemon Community.

Get them addicted to Aqua and Toy Box.

Force him or her to hit on people.

Make them fight somebody and win.

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Hehe :P

If he or her still has some desire to make their life valuable, it's up to them and I can't do a thing that'll really help. I can only help them kill time.

Waffle-San
November 6th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Well personally, I'd do whatever possible, just have to keep digging in a possible manner. The right music could help. I don't know but there's no way I could live with myself if I gave up and I'd probabley get attached to the patient.

Azonic
November 7th, 2007, 02:29 PM
I'd just quit and forget about it.

Warheart
November 7th, 2007, 02:34 PM
*Breaks into interpretive dance, singing*

"OH EMO..OH EMO KIDS..EMO KIDS, OH YEAH..."

I'm not sure how I would handle that. Dude, If they don't want help, and feel like their life is that miserable, I can't force them to be optimistic about things =/

I would try to help..but I wouldn't let myself be brought into their misery with them. Getting them wasted might help temporarilly. Actually no..that would be like, a last resort xD

I'd rather approach them by being "real," rather than just telling them things they would want to hear.

Weatherman, Kiyoshi
November 7th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Well, First I would just say:
"LIGHTEN UP!
DEPRESSION IS AN EMOTION, NOT A SICKNESS, YOU SAD LITTLE *****!!!"

if that doesn't work,
Make sure to point out the joys of life,
such as things that are happy, joyful-
Get to know your pateint. What made them happy before,
and get them material objects relating to the "Happynessgemthingy".

If that doesn't work,
then... go ask someone else.

Nacon
November 7th, 2007, 03:09 PM
I couldn't explain everything in the title, so here's the situation.

You have been obligated to help someone, who is ill and suffers from depression. (Do not ask why you are obligated, just go with it) And everytime you try to help the patient, he/she always brings down the situation, gets mad, and becomes violent to him/herself and everyone around him/her. You have tried almost everything...

What would you do to help? If all else fails? What if what your were trying, didn't really help the patient?

Alright, this one has some rules.
1. No saying "Forget emos" or any rude comments.
2. Death is not an option for the patient.
3. Try your best, think of something that can prove to be incredibly supportive to the patient.
4. Be mature, do not say anything disrepectful or inhumane. Remember, the patient is also a human being, like you, and looks no different from a regular person.

you gotta first see if this person is able to be helped. unfortunately, there are such things as lost causes.

and also... "Help offered when not wanted is often no help at all". it's an unfortunate truth.

if you're as patient and persistent as I am when it comes to trying to help someone in need, you'll eventually solve it like a rubik's cube. You just need to keep searching till you find that one penetrable spot.

sometimes people need a slap to the face or an "I told you so".

Scytheteen
November 7th, 2007, 03:16 PM
It would help if I knew what why they were depressed...

Ausaudriel
November 7th, 2007, 03:21 PM
It would help if I knew what why they were depressed...
Of course, but this is hypothetical. They're sick, perhaps on their death-bed, and because of that they're depressed. What do you do for them?

Nacon
November 7th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Of course, but this is hypothetical. They're sick, perhaps on their death-bed, and because of that they're depressed. What do you do for them?


you can always play their little game... IE the Saw Movies...

Jaimes
November 7th, 2007, 03:44 PM
I'm a med/dental student so this crap comes up all the time. Its all about making good impressions, calming them down, being respectful, explaining simply whats going to happen... and then doing it anyway (even if theyre scared or not). 9/10 mood disorders are down to the own persons perception, confidence and (in)ability to rationally handle situations, so it's them who you should to appeal to first.

Nacon
November 7th, 2007, 04:02 PM
I'm a med/dental student so this crap comes up all the time. Its all about making good impressions, calming them down, being respectful, explaining simply whats going to happen... and then doing it anyway (even if theyre scared or not). 9/10 mood disorders are down to the own persons perception, confidence and (in)ability to rationally handle situations, so it's them who you should to appeal to first.

well put... even though 67.89% of statistics are made up on the spot... I really agree with you about the mood disorders...

Zorua
November 7th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Seeing as the patient can be quite persistent, and if he/she continues to show some kind of violent behavior, all I could do is plead and try to be supportive to him or her. I could try to keep a steady tone, and a kind face at most. That usually gives no reason for the patient to ever act violent in some situations.

Seeing if they say bad things about themselves, I'll just say that it's not true and back up my statements. See, if you don't backup statement, your points are going to be invalid, and about a majority of the time they're going to ask "How do you know this?" And "How do you know that I'm not a (random insult here)"

Depressions usually last a while, or even a few years, but with support, it can last as little as..a while, at most. I don't think there's even a deadline that has to do with depression, seeing as if the person is happy one day, and depressed again the next. Remember, always keep your attitude positive about that patient, and say supportive things no matter whether they're pissed or whatever, because they're just in that state.

Well, that's the best I could do. Also grab some people and help me support that person.