How do I know if I’m helping too much?


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When I found my friend he was in a state of depression and hopelessness literally almost lifeless and I’m horrible living conditions and without food and work… He had several traumatic events last year but I tried to remind him that he is stillhere and is worthy of good things. I helped him with interviewing skills and many everyday things that most of us do without much thought. I coach him on how to call and make appointments and I sit with him while he does… His anxiety and ocd behaviors (along with alcohol) seem to keep him living in seclusion. I try to help with things such as reminding him of his responsibilities and assist him with social situations. He seems to have a lot of debilitating anxiety. He is working a good job now and has learned new skills that help his self esteem but strugggles to leave his house unless he has to for work.