Oh god. I have good reason to believe one of my closes frien

Oh god. I have good reason to believe one of my closes friends is thinking about suicide. I don't know what to to I'm freaking out. This happened two years ago and I barely got him out of it. I don't know what to do. I'm scared.

Why do you believe this is happening again?

Glad you said "closest friend"... When someone is reaching that point, they need people close to them who care a lot about them. Urge your friend to talk rather than do something drastic. If not you, then to a counselor or therapist. Talk is the best medicine. Go to this site and after reading the page, print the pdf that's linked at the bottom. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/safety.aspx
Also try to get him to make this contract with you. http://www.suicide.org/no-suicide-contract-form.html Get him the number for one of the larger hotlines 1-800-784-2433 is well staffed. Let them know about this site for times when they need to get things out. If you think your friend is in immediate danger, it is NOT an act of betrayal to call the police or ambulance in an effort to save his life.

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Give you friend a call and let jim know you want to listen to him. You can help him see what is making him think that way and see what kind of help he needs. Give him positive encouragement but, mostly listen.

Just be there for him. Sit with him. Let him know you care. But most importantly, understand that if for whatever reason he does complete the act of suicide, it is NOT your fault. Sometimes we can do everything right and it still isn't enough. I hope your friend comes out of it. Urge him to seek help