Should I tell someoneWatch
A close friend has been dealing with depression and anxiety since a really young age and has been awl harming for years. She recently told me that she’s suicidal and I have so many messages from her saying that she just wants it over. I know that I should tell someone but I’m not sure who or how to even broach the topic. I know that I’m the only person she’s told and although part of me doesn’t want to betray her trust, I know I have to tell someone I’m a position of authority about it. Any help and advice would be so greatly appreciated. It’s got to the point where it’s beginning to really affect me as well and I know I’d never forgive myself if anything happened and I hadn’t spoken to someone.
If not, encourage them to seek help through their GP or samaritans.
Yes, she may be annoyed initally when she finds out, but if you think about ; you may well be saving her life in the long run, something I can whole heartedly say she will be extremely grateful for.
If you don't want to have the conversation in person, I'm sure it could be difficult, leave a note or an email for a teacher. Make sure to tell someone that you trust, especially if, as you said, it's affecting you now as well.
Best of luck, and keep on being a great friend x