Suicide is not painless...not to me
May 27, 2011 2:23 PM Subscribe
What is the best way to support a close friend that has suicidal tendencies and to handle the feelings I have about it?
posted by sucky_poppet to human relations (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My friend claims to plan on killing himself in a few years and says it's a rational choice. He wants people to respect that choice. He's not terminally ill.
He's my friend, therefore I would like him to live and be happy. I love life, and think he's wrong. I feel pre-grief when I think about his death.
How on earth should I handle this? Has anyone out there ever experienced this situation from either side and is there any hope of him changing his mind? Is there anything I can do for him?