Should I tell someone my friend is thinking of suicide?

Your teenage friend has confided in you their darkest and most personal feelings. It took everything for them to tell you and now they have asked you not to tell anyone which leaves you in a horrible dilemma.

You wonder, “Should I tell someone my friend is thinking of suicide?”

Yes.

First, ask your friend if you can tell someone together and make a date to do just that.  You can go through a list of possibilities and select that person together. 

Second is to escort or help your friend connect with professional services– a school counselor or a college … Read more...