Thanks karen... we have had a longer conversation and he is beginning to
open up, so things are looking a bit better now... thanks so much for all your advice.
F27.... yes! I totally understand what you mean. I debated for a weeks as to whether to call his doctor or not. The only reason I did it in the end was because he said something to me on the phone a few weeks ago along the lines of "maybe I should just take all my pills then I won't have any problems".
I figured well, even if I lose him as a friend, I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I hadn't passed on my concerns to someone and he had tried to harm himself. Maybe it was over the line, but it is the type of thing we would do for eachother. I am disappointed that the doctor told him though, they promised they wouldn't. Luckily for me he took it as a sign of love and not an invasion of privacy... but I guess everyone is different