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whoops, this is not the right chat...why are there two ways to make threads? Let's have this discussion in the Chat area of substack. I'm starting it right now!

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I normally try to have a conversation with other mutual friends, to ask for advice / vent and maybe get a hand in being there for my friend. I think, when you’re worried about someone’s wellbeing (or how their mental health is impacting your own wellbeing), it’s okay to talk about that with others. So long as you do so sensitively!

I think too many people are quick to “cut off” friends who are “draining” due to “emotional labour” but I hate applying therapy speak to my human, deep, wonderful friendships !!

That’s said I’m very fortunate to have a large and very lovely network of friends across London. I always have someone to turn to to support me support others:)

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