If I had a friend who had a secret or problem but couldn’t tell anyone, I would not tell them to suck it up and bear it, no, I would tell the friend,…

If I had a friend who had a secret or problem but couldn’t tell anyone, I would not tell them to suck it up and bear it, no, I would tell the friend, “I will not tell anyone”. For example, what if your friend did drugs, and the person would tell you for some reason. I would keep it secret, but tell the friend that he or she should tell at least their parents. Hopefully, hopefully, the parents will not tell, but help that person to stop. But, if that person refuses to report on what he had done, I would help him stop. You must try to help the friend in any way you can, unless it is so bad, you must tell someone. Now, if that was my friend, I would let him know one option is to call 1-800-RUNAWAY. It would help some of my friends. See what type of person your friend is, and think if it will help them to call and let someone anonymous listen to their problems.
– Matt