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TOPIC: Lesson 10: Quiet Desperation (September 2, 2017)

Lesson 10: Quiet Desperation (September 2, 2017) 3 weeks 2 days ago #84094

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Susanne and Alexandra are partners for their science project in school. Susanne feels frustrated because Alexandra has been absent from class a lot during the past week. “Where have you been? I heard you were sick,” Susanne inquires.

Alexandra replies, “I haven’t been feeling well. My parents think I’m depressed. I don’t know what is wrong with me.

Susanne gently answers, “I’m sorry. Is there anything I can do to help?”

Alexandra looks off into space and states, “I don’t think there is anything you can do to help. I understand if you want to get a new partner for the project. I’m sure I won’t be able to do much.” What should a person say and do? What can you do to help?
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Lesson 10: Quiet Desperation (September 2, 2017) 2 weeks 3 days ago #84419

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As someone who prefers working on my own to working with others anyway, I wouldn't have a problem doing the project in my own. Nevertheless, I would try to get Alexandra involved, if only to distract her from whatever it is that is making her depressed.
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Lesson 10: Quiet Desperation (September 2, 2017) 2 weeks 2 days ago #84457

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I would hope that I would still go through the project with her, using it as an "entering wedge" of sorts to help her with her depression problem.
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