Today has been very long, and very terrifying. This friend of mine is a good guy, just has a LOT of emotional baggage, and some serious trust issues. I helped him through a hard time in high school, and I'm one of the few people he does trust, so of course he called me today to talk about how the world is out to get him and he wants to end it all. I thought he had been doing better, and was not prepared for this bombshell. I did everything I could to convince him suicide is never the answer, but he didn't want to believe me. Thankfully, he mentioned that one of the parents of the family who's adopting him happens to work at my college. I couldn't convince him to talk to them, but I knew they needed to know what was going on so they could help. I was able to track them down after my friend hung up on me, and after I explained the situation, they were able to have the sheriff go check on him. He's in a mental hospital now, where he'll be safe from harming himself. I hope he starts doing better. Poor guy's been through a lot.
Until today, I've never had to try and convince someone not to kill themselves. That was terrifying. Thank God his parent works at my college, otherwise I don't know if he would've gotten help in time.
I need a hug, a couple birthdays, and a drink.