Talking DiceMon, Jul 31st 2000
Well doctor, I have a friend (and I am not implying it is me) who is 12 years old. She has some problems with insecurity, she argues with her mom from time to time, and has the usual problems with kids at school. She lives at home with her mom and is an only child. Well, she is a very emotional person, but here is the thing....She talks to the #6 on her dice. I am not joking either. She shares all of her feelings with it. She pulled it out in front of my brother and I and started talking to it. She told it about her suicide attempts, how sad she is and how people don't accept her. I tried to talk to her and she acts as though nothing is wrong with thinking about suicide, or talking to her dice. She said her dice talks back to her. I think she is nuts. How can I help?
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