Lost best friend
18 year old female
I lost my best friend in a house fire. He was only 13, I was 14. He died with his mother and father. The fire was a complete accident and caused by faulty wiring. For months I felt like giving up on life completely. I was missing school, began to do self-harm and my life was a mess.
Someone told me to get onto Kids Helpline and see how I go.
To start off with I thought it was stupid - like honestly, who would know what it's like. But after 2 or 3 phone calls I began to realise I'm not the only one going through this. Kids Helpline gave me a new perspective on life and gave me a second chance at starting over.
Over a year on and I still think about my best friend. I miss him but today I'm strong enough to realise he's gone.
Now when I see pictures or think of him I don't burst out in tears I just think of all the memories we shared and be happy that in his short life I got to be a part of it.
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