Suicide Prevention/attempted suicide

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one of my friends keeps trying to kill himself because of his family abusing him. I've been trying to tell him that he has friends that care about him, but he doesn't trust anyone and doesn't want help. He said that if I get help for him, than he is more likely to kill himself, I've tried to talk him out of it but its not working (he's 12) what do I do?!!

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Hello Beth!  If your friend's family is abusing him the authorities need to know.  Is there a teacher you trust that you can talk to?  Or some person in authority that will help.  In the meantime turn to the one authority who will never betray you and who wants to listen.  God is always listening and He loves you and so do I.  Let me know if I can do more.  I will be praying.

Sincerely,

Lynne

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Lynne Luckett

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I can answer questions about surviving suicide, about losing a family member to suicide and how to heal the hole that is left behind by a loved one committing suicide.

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My father committed suicide when I was 8 years old. It took me 13 years to even start dealing with his death but once the healing started it was truly an educational experience. I know now that he is with me all the time and though his physical self is no longer here, his spirtual self lives on in me and my son. I'm now 49 and have talked to several people about losing a loved one to suicide and have received some positive feedback about my advice. I am a medical transcripitionist and have been in the medical field for 20+ years. I feel I survived my dad's death to have the understanding to be able to help others. I love to help others.

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