Our expert says:
I understand your fear, and your friend is lucky to have someone like you to care about them. Depression must be taken seriously, as must thoughts of suicide. He/She MUST be persuaded to see a psychiatrist if possible, at least a good GP if not, for a prper expert assessment and for proper treatment, They ( and you ) can call Lifeline ( number on this page ) as a first step, to planning how to proceed.
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