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    This girl was so motivated. She might not have been the most intelligent, but she tried much harder than I did, did as many extracurricular activities as possible and made as many good links as possible. Now, she's socialising with the 'bad' girls, getting worse grades, having really drastic emotions and going completely out of control. She says she's depressed but come on, she's ruining all of her hard work. HER DREAM IS TO BE A DOCTOR. She's not a thug, but now no-one else can tell the difference but me. What should I do? :facepalm:
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    Dump her.

    It's survival of the fittest, don't waste your time with weaklings like her.
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    Yeah, ignore the trolls.

    It does sound like she may well be depressed, or having a personality crisis. You shouldn't be surprised that she's letting all her previous work go to waste; the most consistent symptom of depression is that it is the ultimate motivation killer. simply put, nothing seems worth it anymore, all your previous achievements seem worthless and your goals either unattainable or undesirable/pointless.

    If she does indeed have depression, then she needs two things; first, a friend who's going to look out for her and be there (not just physically to keep her out of harms way, but emotionally) If that's you, then take it upon yourself. if you're not up to that, then express your concerns about her to her parents (probably get her to tell her parents anyway, she's probably going to need their support)
    second, medical help. get her to talk to her GP, there's a number of tests they can run to asses what the problem is (depression or another mental/emotional illness), prescribe drugs and refer her to therapists and councillors if necessary.
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    (Original post by The Mr Z)
    Yeah, ignore the trolls.

    It does sound like she may well be depressed, or having a personality crisis. You shouldn't be surprised that she's letting all her previous work go to waste; the most consistent symptom of depression is that it is the ultimate motivation killer. simply put, nothing seems worth it anymore, all your previous achievements seem worthless and your goals either unattainable or undesirable/pointless.

    If she does indeed have depression, then she needs two things; first, a friend who's going to look out for her and be there (not just physically to keep her out of harms way, but emotionally) If that's you, then take it upon yourself. if you're not up to that, then express your concerns about her to her parents (probably get her to tell her parents anyway, she's probably going to need their support)
    second, medical help. get her to talk to her GP, there's a number of tests they can run to asses what the problem is (depression or another mental/emotional illness), prescribe drugs and refer her to therapists and councillors if necessary.
    Thanks, will do.
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    (Original post by iCrackMyselfUp)
    Dump her.

    It's survival of the fittest, don't waste your time with weaklings like her.
    Do you have many friends?
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    (Original post by liam1994)
    Do you have many friends?
    probably much more than you, yes.
 
 
 
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