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Unhappy She wants to - July 13th 2011, 08:59 PM

My friend is a manic depressive. She is on medication and sees her psychiatrist. I support her with everything, I am always there for her. Recently, she has become more depressed. She has done SH more and has told me for the second time this week, that she wants to end the pain and kill herself.
I worry about her a lot. I have told her not to do it, I have told her the pain will go and there is hope in the future. I have told her what makes me happy and how I cope. I have sent her the link to teenhelp with options instead of SH. I don't know what to do.
So far I have managed to just talk to her about rubbish and now she said she has calmed down, but I'm not going to believe that. I worry about her doing something stupid because I don't know where she lives and I live far away from her, I can't phsyically stop her from doing something stupid. I don't know if her family would stop her, or if they know what she has been doing. I can't go to a teacher, since we have both left school. My family can't help. I could tell my best friend, but I don't think she could do anything.
She said there is something she could do instead of self harm...and that's to put herself into a mental hospital. I don't like the idea but she has tried to overdose several times, been in hospital several times, changed medicine several times, changed doctors, has been put higher up on the list because she is a risk. I told her, that if the mental hospital helps, then it is a good option.
I am worried that sooner or later she will attempt suicide. Is a mental hospital the best place for her? are there other option? is there anything I can do? and what about the next time she tells me she wants to end her life, or attempts to?
   
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Re: She wants to - July 13th 2011, 11:15 PM

Hey..
After reading this it seems that I think a mental hospital would be a great place for her to go to. It's a safe place for her where people can look after her and make sure that she is safe. As for what you can do you could encourage her to follow up with the idea of being admitted to a mental hospital but also like you have been giving her different ideas that she can be doing instead of SH which although she might not listen to is always good!
How did you meet this girl? I mean why are you not able to go and see her? Besides that if she tells you she is going to kill herself or attempts to the best thing you could do is tell someone that she knows because if you tell someone who doesn't know her well it won't really help.
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Re: She wants to - July 14th 2011, 09:54 AM

Hey, thanks for the reply. I met her in school. We have been friends for the last 2 years, but have really only got to know her for the last year. I don't know where she lives because I have never been up her house and she missed months of school last year, because of her depression, so we didn't really talk much. I would tell someone who knows her well, but she doesn't have that many friends, moreover, I am the only one friend who knows about her being depressed.
Thanks for the advice, I am now thinking that the mental hospital is a good idea.
   
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