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Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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What would you say if a teenager in your life told you they thought their friend was contemplating suicide?
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Fatal_Frost
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:22 PM

 I'd want to know what evidence they had, what things were being said, etc.  There's a fine line between being actually suicidal and doing it for attention...  My first suggestion would be to tell the teen in  your life to phone a teen crisis hotline and talk to someone trained to deal with that sort of situation, they might have suggestions for he/she to try with his/her friend that could help...

christyg
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:24 PM

I would take them very seriously. There have been a lot of teen suicides in my area lately and it is devastating. If this teens parents are decent people, I would probably go straight to them. If not, maybe talk to the school? 

dommad2
by Tamara on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:25 PM
I have my side covered. I faced ths so wanted to post the question out their to help others face the possibly question.

Quoting Fatal_Frost:

 I'd want to know what evidence they had, what things were being said, etc.  There's a fine line between being actually suicidal and doing it for attention...  My first suggestion would be to tell the teen in  your life to phone a teen crisis hotline and talk to someone trained to deal with that sort of situation, they might have suggestions for he/she to try with his/her friend that could help...

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luvmygrandbaby
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:26 PM

 I would notify the guidance conselor and parents.

dommad2
by Tamara on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:29 PM
Thank you.

Quoting christyg:

I would take them very seriously. There have been a lot of teen suicides in my area lately and it is devastating. If this teens parents are decent people, I would probably go straight to them. If not, maybe talk to the school? 

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dommad2
by Tamara on Nov. 10, 2011 at 7:31 AM
Thank you

Quoting luvmygrandbaby:

 I would notify the guidance conselor and parents.

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