"we used to write letters to each other a lot. and it was intimidating to talk to him sometimes because he just seemed so isolated by himself. she started talking about how she wishes that her life was over and she wishes she was never born. so i knew he had depression but i didn't know it was that far. he said something to me about..um...killing himself. tell somebody, tell an adult, a counselor, parent, whatever. it's a hard situation, casue you do risk making that person very angry and losing their friendship. it would've been horrible for me if she never talked to me again but i'd live with it cause i know she'd be alive. it's definitely worth getting help even if you think you're gonna lose a friendship, because it's better to lose the friendship than the actual friend."
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens. For more information, contact the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, 888-333-AFSP or online at www.afsp.org
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