A Facebook friend I hardly know posted a very suicidal post a couple days ago involving being on a bridge and wanting to jump off. Because it appeared urgent and no one else had responded in any way, I sent him a message and my phone number and told him to call me. He did call (by this time he was in a bar), and we talked for about half an hour. I have been in somewhat similar situations before, but never with someone I really don't know (we've met once), and now he has sent me a Facebook message saying "I need huge support this weekend." I need advice on how to respond. [more inside]
I can't do therapy. There must be other people who can't do therapy. What do these people do, when they get together, to fix their problems? What DIY, collaborative options are on the table, and how do I find them? [more inside]
Help me design a multi-pronged approach to dealing with longstanding depression/grief/craziness. [more inside]
As a way to comfort myself when I am worried, nervous, anxious, or sleepless, I plan my own suicide. [more inside]
Any advice -- from experience please -- for breaking a friend's cycle of depression, hospitalization, and attempted suicide? [more inside]
Maybe I have a couple problems. The first one probably stems from the second. Insurance won't cover therapy or medication. Is there any place in Baltimore, MD that offers free or very low-cost assistance? Thank you.
How often do you contemplate suicide? What's your score on the Beck Depression Inventory? [more inside]