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my best friend is dead. Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
20th Nov '12

He tried to kill himself Saturday night by hanging himself. His brain went without oxygen for five minutes. He was just taken off of life support.



I have no idea what to do. He's been my closest friend for years. I never even knew he was thinking about suicide. I should have known I should've done something...

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm sorry for your loss. :(

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22957 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm sorry for your loss :(

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm so sorry.



Please don't blame yourself. If you didn't know he was depressed there isn't anything you could have done to stop him.

Party of 6 4 kids; Nevada 7365 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm so sorry for your loss :(

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm sorry hun. Sometimes people don't show signs that they are struggling

Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
20th Nov '12

So sorry for your loss :(



Sometime there are no signs, some people hide depression really well. Don't blame yourself hun.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
20th Nov '12

Thanks everyone...how do I explain this to my son? He was more of a father to him than his sperm donor he hasn't stopped asking for him. I've just been avoiding it..

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
20th Nov '12

I am so sorry for your loss. :(

Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" Thanks everyone...how do I explain this to my son? He was more of a father to him than his sperm donor he hasn't stopped asking for him. I've just been avoiding it.."

How old is your son?

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22957 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:</b>" Thanks everyone...how do I explain this to my son? He was more of a father to him than his sperm donor he hasn't stopped asking for him. I've just been avoiding it.."</blockquote>




You could say he went to heaven. Your son does not need to know how your friend passed

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Binky ♡:</b>" How old is your son?"</blockquote>




Four.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm so sorry :(

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:</b>" Thanks everyone...how do I explain ... [snip!] ... been avoiding it.."</blockquote> You could say he went to heaven. Your son does not need to know how your friend passed"</blockquote>




Of course I wouldn't tell him he committed suicide...I mean how do I tell him he's dead..

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" Thanks everyone...how do I explain this to my son? He was more of a father to him than his sperm donor he hasn't stopped asking for him. I've just been avoiding it.."


Just tell him that he has passed away, but he will always be inside your son's heart. I think it's best to not lie about these sorts of things.