I am writing this to ask for help. So please comment if you think you can.
Earlier today I got a letter I never hoped or wanted or expected to ever read. It’s a suicide note, posted in tumblr, with my name mentioned in it, from a very close friend. I read it knowing she did not actually do it because it was entitled “suicide note turned appreciation letter”, I also read the last part where she said she realized four things while writing it, and one of it is she still wants to live and pursue her dreams.
But reading it was so fucking scary I didn’t know what to feel or say to that friend. I know it was not the first time she attempted taking her own life, and it’s so scary because she so close to actually doing it.
I immediately contacted our common friends who live in the same area as she do to ask if they’ve read the letter and to look into her condition. I also messaged her and some of her other friends on facebook but seems like no one is online and I wasn’t getting any replies so I panicked for a while.
Then one of my friends pissed me off tangina (explicit language) after saying something very insensitive. It seems like she’s blaming this friend for not sharing personal issues to them that’s why she ultimately attempted taking her own life. wtf. FYI this girl wants to be a doctor and currently on her premed course but she acts so fucking stupid and insensitive and doesn’t care about mental health i hate it.
YOU KNOW WHAT I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF YOU’RE GETTING THE STORY but I just want to ask for advice, what’s the best thing to do or say to someone who is suicidal. I have depression myself but I don’t think I understand people like them enough to be able to say the right things.
Please I need your help.