So one of my close friends have been going on an on and off change with depression, and their constant state of fear of being lonely. A few months ago, this person opened up to me about a past suicide attempt and how terrible things WERE.
As in, I assumed things were much better NOW seeing how this intimate information was carried out in a mannerism that seemed taking it in stride. But very recently, while casually talking I glanced down and I saw fresh marks of someone who cut their wrists.
This person will be deployed into training (for the military) soon for six months, and before this happens, I really want to approach my friend into what is going on and I want this person to open up about their life more before they are sent into a place where they know no one, feeling more isolated possibly than ever.
And I want to know how to do this without major breakdowns or anger. Any suggestions?