Our expert says:
Of course your bf wasn't in any way responsible for his dad's suicide, but people like his dad sadly too often ignore the fact that this is how a genuinely caring relaive will feel, and how they may be haunted for decades after that. And your bf also sounds really seriously depressed. Urge him to see a shrink for assesment and treatment --- and remind him that just as he is still haunted by his dad's suicide, so you and others would be severely damaged if he chose to harm himself. Your nearest hospital casualty should be able to help, as should Lifeline, and the anxiety-Depression support group.
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