My Best Friend Committed Suicide

My best friend Alex committed suicide last month. I felt extremely horrible that I couldn’t help him soon enough. I got to talk to a HopeCoach, and she helped me a bunch. She told me to make a legacy for him, to find new friends, keep my head up. I’m starting on a scrapbook of Alex and I. I’m also able to talk to our friend Rich. I’m planning on meeting new people and creating new friendships. Alex will also be in my heart and on my mind every second of everyday. He wants me to be happy, so I’m doing that. I loved speaking with the HopeCoach I got matched up with. Thank you.

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  • Maddie Squires

    how beautiful. thank you for the story, sorry for your loss. <3

    • chloe4124

      I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I’ll continue to pray for you.

  • 19LudiS

    I am so sorry for your loss and I will pray for you. Remember it is not your fault that your friend chose that.

  • Briana Harvey

    Well i have a question, If i find a note that says “Note why i killed myself” should I be worried? Note i did not make that note.

    • Thank you for reaching out and for caring about this person. Yes, Briana, you should take the note seriously. You can chat with one of our HopeCoaches for free right now or anytime 24/7 online or from your phone. They can give you practical advice about how to help someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts. Please contact us soon. Again, so thankful you are a caring friend.

      • Briana Harvey

        Ok thanks!