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I Kept Someone From Commiting Suicide

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 People

    My best friend is very suicidal

    and I have told her over and over again that I love her to death and that I couldn't imagine my life without her. I know from being suicidal before it's hard. It got to the point where I had to text her constantly and if she wouldn't respond within 5 minutes I would get worried...
    CrystalLynn1995 CrystalLynn1995
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    I was walking in a HUGE airport,

    on my way to go to the gate for my flight, when I heard a holy/angelic 'voice,' if I can call it that. I felt compelled to say something, do something, to stop a girl I suddenly knew was going to commit suicide. She was across, on the other side of the row of Duty Free stores. I...
    bloomingcat bloomingcat
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2014

    I keep having flashbacks of

    when I found my best friend unconscious with a ribbon tied around her neck. She was purple and not responding and I thought she was dead. I had to cut the ribbon and get the dorm parent to help me save her. It's been 5 months and I am still getting flashbacks. Will this ever get...
    icyelsa icyelsa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2014

    If anyone needs to talk I'm here.

    . Literally stayed up til 4am ( he finally got super tired & started snoring ) talking someone out of suicide. Just know that I've been there before so I think I could really help. I felt so much better knowing I helped and Even though it wasnt the easiest, and i lost a lot of...
    rayneboez rayneboez
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    It's a good feeling, isn't it?

    It felt that way with them. With her especially. I felt like her anchor. She made me feel that way. I felt as if I talked her down from a ledge every damn day. It was tiring but rewarding. Suspicious but suspicion be damned, it was great to know I could be her hero some days...
    SinWithMe SinWithMe
    Nov 7, 2015

    I nearly lost my best friend to suicide.

    There were times when I lost hope but I stayed up all night talking her out of it. I am so thankful she is still with up today! <3
    EnchantedHopes EnchantedHopes
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015

    Sometimes I Feel Like It's My Purpose In Life

    Being a teen these days is insane. Suicide is like a fashion trend to them I feel like I'm in the movie "Heathers" So many of them do it..So many of them think about it, or threaten with it.I had one friend who tried it several times over 3 years.I saved her every time.It's...
    ClairLowry ClairLowry
    18-21, F
    Nov 21, 2011

    There comes a time when you feel like giving up.

    My best friend has been suicidal for about a year. I don't know if she is serious about it as she cuts but has never tried to kill herself. I go on the phone with her for hours trying to talk her out of it and it always seems too work. Two days later she will be fine. She sent...
    EnchantedHopes EnchantedHopes
    16-17, F
    Dec 3, 2015

    I Feel Like I'm The Only One...

    I feel like I'm the only one my best friend can depend on. We've been best friends since 3ed grade, and now we're both in ninth. We're like sisters, we call each other our unbiological twin sisters. I fit in with her and her family so well, they aren't even surprised anymore when...
    Simplyonesoul Simplyonesoul
    13-15, F
    Feb 10, 2012

    I talked a friend out of suicide before.

    I don't agree with those who condemn those who have committed suicide or have attempted it. Their reasons are generally not personally against family or friends though there are cases of it. The experiences I've had with it were not personal like that. I think they should...
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    The day was Sunday July 2012,

    1 am (In the wee hours drifting into a light sleep)I heard a helpless whimpering of a person.My "relative" a very tall slender man frantically swung open the door,fingers were shaking ,muffled voice and then he collapsed on the ground. As I was short sighted and sleeping in a...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015
    frannydoe frannydoe
    16-17, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    My friend texted me and said: goodbye dude I

    asked what he meant and he didn't text back I went to his house and the doors were locked so I banged on the door but he didn't answer I finally picked the lock and went inside I found him lying on the floor with a gun I saved his life
    AustinLoverBoy AustinLoverBoy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    Gay Friend

    I met a gay dude online. He always posted pictures of him and his boyfriend kissing. I thought it was the cutest thing ever. Then the a month later we were really good friends. Suddenly he posted a suicide note. I messaged him, asking why he wanted to die. He told me (personal...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 4, 2013

    For some reason people in my life always try to

    commit suicide. I can't even count how many times I have been involved in someone calling on me when after they have already started it. I've thought maybe I am brought in these ppls lives to save them but the emotion toll it takes on me is starting to get to much. What has me...
    user6273 user6273
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    According to a friend I was able to stop my

    boyfriend from commuting suicide several times
    deleted deleted
    Dec 15, 2015


    I have helped many people. And more than once, I have kept someone from suicide. I am an optimist. And I love life. And I can give some powerful speeches (which I enjoy doing).  So, when someone is threatening their life, I am right there telling them all the good things...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2007

    My friend tried to commit suicide last night.

    I stayed on the phone with him all night reassuring him that he was not alone, people cared about him, and that people love him. It took all I had not to break down crying because I feared I would lose him. Once he fell asleep I spent the rest of the time praying to God to give...
    pjotmitfioshp pjotmitfioshp
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2015
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