My friend tried to commit suicide last night. I don't know what to do, or how to help her. All I know is that I want to be there for her. I want to be her shoulder, I want to let her know that she isn't alone. That someone cares for her. My life would have mirrored her's had someone not taken the time to care for me. How can I do the same for my friend? I'm at a loss.


Thank you.


Answers


Chemar
1542 days ago
Hi, so sad to read this but thankful she did not succeed

the most important thing you can do is just as you stated...be there for her....but dont try to get her to talk etc unless she initiates it. Even just your closeness in silence will support her till (if ever) she is ready to talk

there is a very caring support group called Survivors of Suicide on NeuroTalk, part of Psychcentral, which is made up of people who have survived suicide attempts as well as people whose loved ones took their own life, and so it may be somewhere you will find better guidance on how to best support your friend

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum29.html

I do hope that whatever drove your friend to that desperation will lift and that she will find hope and inspiration to move forward.

my prayers are lifted for her, and for you to be able to be what she needs in a friend now



bella
1542 days ago
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and I'm glad she's safe. I think you can say what you said in your post -this was beautiful - especially how you might have been in a similar position. You can also relay the important info Chemar gave you.



Soccersam123456789
1542 days ago
I have to agree with the other two posts. Be there and tell your friend everything you posted. She needs a friend righ now and just being there helps.