My friends cousin is going through difficult times. She's 17, and a very good person deep down. But I've had an opportunity to kind of read up on some of the things she's writing and thinking and it just makes my heart sink. It's like she's lost and nothing really makes her feel good about anything. Seems like some of the people she is around just aren't truly helping here out. Some of the things I've seen written really scare me... kind of like a turn away from those things that she was involved in and believed in when she was younger; a turn towards things in my book are bad. And I wish I could help, but theres really not much I can do. I can't be a best bud or anything... I'm a 24 year old caveman and she's a 17 year old woman growing up with her peers. She's such a smart person too. There's just alot of certain people I truly care about, and it just breaks my heart to see some inner pain in any of them, and not know how to help. Especially in a way that's not obvious... when others have tried to help, it comes off too much like sympathy. That's not what she wants or will respond well too. I guess all I can do is sit back and whenever circumstances permit, do or say what come naturally and hope in some small way it's a positive impact.