Friend Is Threatening To Kill HimselfSuicideFriend Is Threatening To Kill Himself<div class="ExternalClassEB04D5145EAA4B12B9B47CDFD0355DAC"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>My friend on Instagram is threatening to kill himself and we are trying to help him but it isn't helping. </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassABBD50C8E14A4F8BB32DB14BE73CDA6E"><div><div class="ExternalClassEB04D5145EAA4B12B9B47CDFD0355DAC"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Thank you for contacting Your Life Your Voice.  It’s great that you reached out on behalf of your friend.  What you are describing is a very serious issue.  If you know the contact information for your friend, it is important to get an adult involved immediately.  You can contact his parents, or another trusted adult, or you can call your local police department and report your concerns.  They will do a well check on him.  If you do not know his contact information, you can contact your local police department, who can submit a request to Instagram for disclosure of information about him.  That way they will be able to get the needed information in order to check on his well-being.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>You can also encourage him to call the Boys Town National Hotline to talk to one of our counselors.  Crisis counselors will not only provide his with support, but attempt to work with him to develop a safety plan so that he will remain safe.  Of course, these supports are also available to you whenever you need them.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Take care.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">Nancy, counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>15

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