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My boyfriend has started making suicidal comments and i'm not sure what to do. he told me he has questioned taking his own life after a bad night due to heavy drinking. he doesnt self harm that i know of but does get very angry and physical when drunk (he

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Do something now: You should get him some help as soon as possible. Maybe involving his parents or siblings. When drinking the tendency of a successful suicide event will be increased. People can be Baker Acted for 72 hours in the event self harm is near. Medications can make the world of difference
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
This is very good advice. Nothing you could do for him would be kinder than taking decisive action now. If you've presented a fair picture, Baker Act could save his life. Even more important is ensuring your own safety.
Mar 18, 2015

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