How can I help a friend who is suffering from a chronic disease? She suffers from symptoms like chronic pain, fatigue, nausea and thus she feels low all the time. She is unable to go outside and enjoy anything. She is depressed and I want to help her but I don’t know how?

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Last Updated: 26/01/2020 at 08:02PM
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Jan 26th, 2020 08:02PM

Alka Ranjan

Your friend needs to cope positively with the chronic disease. It can be a challenging situation but she needs to have a strength-based approach. A Counselor & the doctor can help her to make a plan. She should make short-term goals everyday and work towards completing them. Friends & family can support her.
Jan 24th, 2020 06:50PM

Dr. Vijendra Kumar SK

Dear friend, I appreciate your goodness and intention to help your friend. However, you could help her through convincing her to meet a counselor to feel good and come out of the present problem. Tell her that it's OK to meet a counselor for some of the issues instead of silently suffering. Don't judge her, but do your best to convince her to meet a counselor. Regards, Dr. Vijendra Kumar