We are finishing up week five with Beth still at home. She just told me she has a friend on the phone threatening to kill himself. She asked me what to do. I said tell his parents. She said she does not know who they are or where they live. She does not know where he lives either. ????? I said.....ask him where he is and we will send the EMT's. He would not say.
I don't even know this boy but I feel sorry for him. He came back from Iraq in distress. Beth does not need this kind of pressure. She already has been having a sad day. She did not sleep well last night from nightmares.
I offered to look up a suicide prevention line or a veterans help line. She said no, texted a few more times and then continued watching her movie. She said you can not stop someone who wants to kill themselves. She asked him why he told her if he does not want her to do anything about it.
As you know, it was not so long ago that I had the same sort of conversation with Beth. She was threatening to kill herself.
Hubby got an epidural steriod shot today for his back. He is taking it easy enjoying the not being in pain.
On Being Afraid
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