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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.
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Although it is very hard decision to make ale I think i ally think you should just tell her parents.

(Original post by Anonymous)
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.
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You could tell the charity Samaritans. It isnt your responsibility to deal with your friend’s suicidal thoughts and it is important that you tell somebody so she can be helped
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Are you at school? Going to a teacher may be a good idea if so.

If not, encourage them to seek help through their GP or samaritans.
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
Are you at school? Going to a teacher may be a good idea if so.

If not, encourage them to seek help through their GP or samaritans.
She’s already seeing a psychiatrist but says she hasn’t told them and that she won’t because she doesn’t want her parents to know, she’s under 18 so they’d have to be told apparently
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ALthough it may seem like the hardest thing, tell someone who can help her- a teacher or her parents.
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
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