...I really only use this lounge for advice, don't I. I should post funny jokes or something from time to time. Also, I'd check this post (like I do with all the others) for cohesiveness and such, but I just really need help with this, so I'm sorry if I'm rambling... Oh well, on with the whinging. Anywho, a close friend of mine only revealed very recently a...traumatizing past, to say the least. Her PTSD is very bad, and it's beyond depressing to see what she's going through. Needless to say she now confides in me a lot, and I love helping her, but with the way she is, I find that I'm often running into dead-ends. When she does confide in me, I always offer up help and support, but, with her "wrecked" emotional state, she often lapses into bouts of self-deprecation and insisting that she doesn't deserve my help or anyone else's. I've had more benign cases of this myself when my depression acts up on me, but being on the other side for once, I'm just not sure of what to do or where to go from there. Usually, I just try to keep her focused on something happy, almost like I'm doing what Guido did in Life is Beautiful, but it's really like I'm playing a frikking balance game between rainbows and ponies and her panic attacks and self-harm. Ugh, I'm just juggling so many other things right now, and she's really worrying me. I care about her a lot, and she's really one of my closest friends, but I just hate seeing her like this. It's been keeping me away from my own work, my sleep, and the papercraft designing (not sure if I can even get this week's thing out in time), and I'm just really at a loss as to where I should go. If anyone can offer any kind of help, I would really appreciate it.