August 24, 2006 2:37am CST
I have a friend that use to kinda half joke that he'll be dead soon and that he is going to commit suicide. Then I asked him questions about it and he'd change the subject. Well, this last weekend him and I went out and when I dropped him off at home he started to thank me for being his friend and said he might do something stupid soon and to forgive him etc... I tried talking to him about it and he changed the subject then just left without saying anything to me. I really think he is serious. What do I do to help him??
24 Aug 06
Get him to a Dr, often people who talk about it don't do it but if this has been going on for some time he may be depressed and need some counselling. Try and find out why he feels his life is worthless and help him find ways of fixing the areas he sees as problems. This is not pleasant but even if he is just attention seeking he still needs to address his problems.