I don't know if it's okay to ask for this...
My best friend just called me in a crisis. That's the second crisis call I got from her in two days. She's suicidal, but could promise me she'd call again before she does anything.
Please don't tell me to tell her to call the crisis line. Firstly, she'd feel like I'm letting her down, like I don't want her to call me. I do! And secondly, last time she did they told her to go to sleep and tomorrow everything would look different. She's got sleeping problems. The next day everything did not look different. She has other people apart from me she trusts and can call - that network works.
Please don't tell me to tell her to go inpatient. Please trust me on that one: I will tell her to go inpatient if I see it's the only way to keep her safe. We've been best friend for 14 years now, I know her well. Meantime, she knows she can come stay with my husband and me anytime and already did for some days.
She's looking for a therapist, but had incredibly bad luck with it. I keep supporting her in that and make phone calls for her whenever required.
I'm just asking if you would pray for her and/or send her supportive thoughts? I don't want to give away her name, so I'll just give you her initials: I.B. I hope God doesn't need an address.
Thank you all, I hope it's okay to ask for this, if not... well, just ignore it. Sorry.
Hugs to everyone