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How do i help my twin brother out of deep depression and anxiety?


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My father (the family rock) passed 3 years ago and my brother hasn't been the same since. I went through deep depression and drug addiction and now that i'm better i would like to help. He talks about suicide, hes angry all the time, is on a path of self destruction and loneliness. I just don't know what to do anymore!

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Hello @iggypop91


I'm so sorry to hear about your father, losing a parent is undoubtedly the hardest thing we will ever have to go through. Did you or your brother access any bereavement counselling? I would say the best thing to do at this point would try and get him to access professional help. Does he have a sport he could vent his anger into or feel like he is part of a team. I know he is your twin and you must have such a strong connection but you cannot take full responsibility for him - all you can do is encourage him to access support. What helped you work through your issues? Could that also work for him?



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Just letting him know that he can talk to you at any time and offering support will help a lot. I have depression/anxiety and I can tell you it's much easier to deal with when you have someone there to support you when you cant support yourself. Just make sure he knows you are there for him and he will talk when he's ready

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