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friend threatening suicide

One of my best friends is going through a hard time right now, and called me up today saying she just wanted to kill herself, she was hysterical over failing a class. I talked her down the best I could, but it's hard with her, she's a very dramatic person in general, and everything I say she has a counter reason..i.e: I suggested getting a tutor, she told me they wouldn't be able to explain anything different then the teacher. Anyways, she sounded alot better when I got off the phone with her, and she just sounds like she needs attention right now, but her suicide threats worry me, she told me that she's going to the doc for an STD test friday and if she has one she' guessed it..kill herself. WTF do I do? It's really stressful for me dealing with this, but I can't not take these seriously

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Asked by gypsymama532 at 8:41 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Relationships

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  • call her mom

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:42 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Get her to see a counselor. Someone saying they want to kill themselves is not healthy. Can you call her parents and let them know your are worried about her? If you know her doctor, you could call and give them a headsup before her appointment.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:43 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I agree call a trusted adult in her life.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:43 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • she's 23, and while she lives with her mom, her parent's don't take her dramatics seriously anymore, her dad hung up on her today when she was telling him how upset she was. I've tried the counselor route, but like everything else I suggest, she has a reason why she can't go..(doesn't like the therapist, insurance won't cover it, mom won't pay for it..ect)

    Comment by gypsymama532 (original poster) at 8:46 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • if you could go with her to find out and maybe go for coffee after or something it sounds like she just needs to know someone cares.

    Answer by firewife1 at 8:46 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Call a family member to get involved, but you know what most people who really go through with a suicide, don't advertise they are going to do it. Or tell her to call the 800 suicide line.

    Answer by older at 8:46 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Unfortunatly we live in different states, thanks older, I agree that if she were really serious she wouldn't tell anyone..but as i said I can't ignore her

    Comment by gypsymama532 (original poster) at 8:48 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I would try to get her to call the suicide helpline or you call so they can get her free counseling.

    Answer by SkylaDarling at 8:53 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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