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What should I do if a friend told me they wanted to commit suicide?

Asked by xacrox (243points) February 27th, 2008

what are possible things I could do? what kind of help could I offer? what are some other places that could offer help?

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cwilbur's avatar

There’s a group of people called the Samaritans, They offer 24-hour confidential support, as anonymous as you want, for this sort of thing. Send him to them, or call them and ask them for advice.

lesliejo's avatar

take it very seriously and get help asap, waiting is a big mistake

agentusername's avatar

if he/she wants to commit suicide obiviously theres an underliying problem try talking to him about that instead of trying to talk him/her out of it – talking helps keep ur mently health

theredjawa's avatar

get him/her help as soon as possible. Sometimes people say that to get attention, but u can’t take that chance.

artemisdivine's avatar

there are probably more resources to help with preventing suicide than almost any other health related issue. most suicides go unreported/are not told by the news as they dont want to encourage others. however the USA has it easy. you can all get guns. which is the most effective method. pills/slashing wrists does not work so well. hanging is pretty effective unless you are discovered too soon. more men are successful than women as women dont chose the violent ways like guns. if you do not suffer from depression, dont even pretend you understand it. cause it cannot even be put into words what it does to you. the thing is unless someone is under watch 24 hours a day if they REALLY want to do it they will. however we are all accountable for our own actions. and no one can understand the pain of what it is like to really truly want to die.

That’s all it’s about. You are not a bad person, or crazy, or weak, or flawed, because you feel suicidal. It doesn’t even mean that you really want to die – it only means that you have more pain than you can cope with right now. If I start piling weights on your shoulders, you will eventually collapse if I add enough weights… no matter how much you want to remain standing. Willpower has nothing to do with it. Of course you would cheer yourself up, if you could.

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XrayGirl's avatar

call a suicide hotline….FAST

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