So, earlier today my friend and classmate attempted suicide. He's in the hospital right now and will probably be okay, but I dread the next time he'll come to college.
I know there are triggers and we need to avoid them, but I do not know WHAT those triggers are. I know I can't just approach him and say something in the lines of "hey, I'm so glad you survived that horrible thing you tried to do", but I do not know exactly how to react.
Also, when he decided to attempt suicide, he cut himself from most communication and I had to recruit some of my other friends to help me get in touch with him, without letting them know exactly what was happening.
And now awkward questions are arising, such as "what happened?" and "why is he in the hospital?" and I do not know how much I can disclose.
Is it worse to tell them that my friend tried to kill himself or to run the risk of them approaching him and bringing up bad memories of what happened?