Is it even possible to help friends who are depressed and suicidal without getting mired in the muck of their lives? With a mother who has attempted suicide, I have my own scars disfiguring my emotions. I'm not sure that I have anything within me to give to a friend who struggles with life.
He is back from the latest brink of death, and not drinking at this time. I am glad he has gotten into the system to get him meds and therapy and detox. I am very glad. I also feel like shit. I spoke with him for over an hour via google chat and was unable to respond to his "I love you" at the end of the conversation.