Friendship Series Pt 2 (of 3): Here's What to Do When Your Friend Has a Mood Disorder

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Ellie's story continues.  Contrasting her experiences with unsupportive friends in Part 1 of the Friendship Series, here in Part 2, Ellie shows us how good friends have helped her deal with ADHD and Depression.  She also talks about a painful experience many people can relate to--a breakup.  She tells us specific actions her friends took that made her feel better.  Together, we outline 3 qualities of a good friend, and give tips on how to be a good friend to someone who has a mood disorder or mental illness.  (And yes, in honor of friendship and Friends, we are playing The Rembrandts' I'll Be There For You!)





Food for Thought/Suggestions for Comment:

  • Could you relate to the story about Ellie's breakup?
  • Have friends ever helped you through a difficult season in your life?
  • What qualities do you look for in a good friend?

--Jessica Lynn Gimeno

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