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What would you say to this young girl?

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TheHumourlessHarpy Tue 30-Jun-15 17:49:18

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Cabrinha Tue 30-Jun-15 17:58:36

The first thing I would say to her is that she is a brave and intelligent girl for sharing her feelings and looking for support.
Her health and family issues are beyond my experience - but as she refers to previous illness with the voices I assume she had GP support then? I would advise her to see a GP if that's not the case. And if it is, to go back and make sure she's fully aware of any support services available to her.
Good luck to her flowers

TheHumourlessHarpy Tue 30-Jun-15 21:20:06

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RepeatAdNauseum Tue 30-Jun-15 21:25:58

There's a sibling name in there, just incase you want to get rid of it for privacy reasons.

I think Cabrinha's advice is spot on, other than that.

TheHumourlessHarpy Tue 30-Jun-15 21:51:12

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FredaMayor Wed 01-Jul-15 09:01:24

Hearing voices and responding is symptomatic of mental health issues, and that combined with your suspicion of self harm makes me think that this young person is in need of specialist help and support, preferably with the involvement of the family, rather that taking this on yourself. Sorry to sound impersonal but there seems to be potential for damage here.

TheHumourlessHarpy Wed 01-Jul-15 20:04:03

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Lovingfreedom Wed 01-Jul-15 20:14:33

Guidance teachers at school might be able to direct her to appropriate support.

WasWildatHeart Wed 01-Jul-15 22:41:28

Can I suggest you support her to talk to her family and to talk to her GP and make sure she describes the voices. Ask te GP for a referral for a mental health assessment. She should get an appointment with the Early Intervention Team - this team is set up to work with young people and adults or CAMHS. The sooner she gets help the better and an assessment with a specialist is the place to start.

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