Life is precious, no matter how long. So sorry about your friend's son. Sounds like this will be trying times for her. The coming days won't be easy, but she has a good friend in you to care so much. I hope you are able to find the comfort you need to get through this too. Solice can best be found in the comfort of good friends and family. I'm sure your support means a lot to her. She needs to take care of herself. Perhaps she might be afraid to seek a psychologist for fear that she'll have to confront the problem head on? You might have to nudge her in that direction.
Don't forget to take care of your stress too. It's got to be hard on you too. Let us know how things are, take care of yourself... Glenda