How do I help a friend whose son attempted suicide?
November 16, 2010 7:25 PM Subscribe
An old friend of mine's 18 year old son just attempted to kill himself with a shotgun blast to the head.
posted by mrhappy to science & nature (12 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
He was unsuccessful but managed to blow off most of his face. They are anticipating at least a year of plastic surgery. It seems he has lost most of his vision. (backstory: he was a Russian orphan and had significant emotional problems which were never resolved.) If any of you have any ideas/suggestions/strategies for the poor boy or his parents I would be most grateful. I'm crying writing this post and I don't cry often. Thanks.