Our expert says:
Your friend sounds seriously depressed and at significant risk. She must be seen as soon as possible by a local psychiatrist for a full and frank assessment and treatment. If she's seeing a psychotherapist ( without antidepressant meds ) and if that therapist is not using specifically CBT, there may be good reasons why this is not help[ing, but that does not mean that with proper and effective treatment she couldn't be helped --- she can. Maybe through a hospital casualty, or Lifeline can recommend a more effective local psychiatrist dealing with suicidal crises, she can find someone more energetic and more able to help
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