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My friend is depressed, wants to die. What can I do long distance?

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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Encourage him to ask

Encourage him to ask for help, see a psychiatrist or go to er. He will get the help.

In brief: Encourage him to ask

Encourage him to ask for help, see a psychiatrist or go to er. He will get the help.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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Dr. Claude Sassoon
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Safe not sorry!

If you feel he is in immediate danger call 911.
If not convince him that it is safer for him to go to a hospital er for voluntary admission. If he is not in immediate danger and you are afraid he can get worse ask friends or family to stay with him and give him support. Tell him to see a psychiatrist or psychologist urgently. If you are unsure call 911. Better safe than sorry!

In brief: Safe not sorry!

If you feel he is in immediate danger call 911.
If not convince him that it is safer for him to go to a hospital er for voluntary admission. If he is not in immediate danger and you are afraid he can get worse ask friends or family to stay with him and give him support. Tell him to see a psychiatrist or psychologist urgently. If you are unsure call 911. Better safe than sorry!
Dr. Claude Sassoon
Dr. Claude Sassoon
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