4. Secrets

If your friend confides in you, itโ€™s important to affirm them that they did the right thing. And actions speak louder than words, so donโ€™t go spreading gossip around. Encourage your friends, meanwhile, to talk to you, unburdening their thoughts when needed. The only secrets you should share are if that person is suicidal or planning to harm themselves or others, even if they beg you not to tell anyone. Their health and well-being is the most important thing.

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