Hello there folks,
I wanted to get some advise on how to help my friend who's being treated for depression and who has really withdrawn from day-to day activities. I knew things were not going well for him lately, and I've been trying to keep in touch but he avoids me. Well today he told me that he has bad thoughts. He said he was going to his doctor after work. I had this conversation via email, as we're in different departments. I'm home this afternoon, but have been extremely worried all afternoon.
What should I do? I want to help, but I don't know how. I can't drag him to the hospital, and I don't want to have him loose his trust in me after he's confided in me, but I'd also never forgive myself if something happened and I had a chance to prevent it.
Posted Edited: Discussions of suicide or self-harm that are deemed negative and therefore potentially injurious to others are also not permitted.
If you are emailing this friend, please provide him with the following numbers:
The US Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433
NDMDA Depression Hotline | Support Group. 800-826-3632
Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/14/2008 3:34:10 PM (GMT-6)