Oh, this sounds like a scary situation for you to be in. We can understand how depressing and stressful this is. What we would encourage you to do is pretty simple:
#1. It is great that his mother found him in time to keep him from hurting himself, and that makes us assume that she knows what his situation is, but you can never be so sure. So, reach out to her (or have your parents reach out to her) and let her know of your concerns for his safety. Be clear and honest about what he is saying.
#2. If you can't do that, call 911 and ask them to go check on him. You'll need his address or phone number.
#3. In addition to #1 and #2, take some of the pressure off of yourself and give him our number or tell him about our website and ask him to email us.
He might get upset with you, but he will forgive you over time because you helped him. If you have more questions about this, or just feel uneasy at all about our recommendations, give us a call and we will go over your options with you.
You are a great friend to care so much about him, but it sounds like he is dragging you down with him. That is not okay! Establish some boundaries for yourself in talking to him. Once you have made sure to speak with an adult that is there and can help him, if he begins to talk like this try not to feed in to it so much. Refer him to our hotline, encourage him to speak to his mother, and supportively change the subject.
Remember to take care of yourself and do things that help you feel relaxed and emotional healthy. Spend time with other friends and your family and continue to reach out if needed!