So one of my friends has dropped a couple hints, so I flat out asked him today if he felt depressed or suicidal. I've been through it enough times that I wanted to confront him before it was too late. We had a long talk about it, but I don't feel like I got through to him. I realize this was our first talk, but normally I feel like I at least helped a little. This one was different because he wouldn't tell me what was wrong. I know it's school and girls, so I tried to talk to him about those things, but he kept saying it wasn't and wouldn't tell me what the real issue was. He just kept saying, "There's nothing wrong, I just feel like it's my time to go." I tried giving him ways to get through it, like distracting yourself or thinking of anyone you care about, but he just said the people he cared about would get on fine. I tried everything, I just don't know what else to say. I told him to call me every time he feels suicidal and we'll do something else instead, but that's all I can think of to do. I'm just so frustrated because I've lost 3 friends to suicide and I always wished they would have come to me first. I've helped a couple other friends with their thoughts, but this friend is much worse than anyone I've helped before. I'm getting what I want, he's talking to me before acting, but I still feel like I can't do anything about it. I don't know what to do. I want to help him, but I don't know how. He won't see a T or go to the ER or anything. I know he won't do it tonight because I made him promise, but I'm not so sure I can keep him from doing it for long. I feel so useless and I feel like I'm failing him. I'm thinking about telling him about my depression next time. It's nice to know someone else is also going through it. I don't want to burden him, I just want to explain to him that I know what he's going through and he's not alone. I'm still undecided. I wanted to do it tonight, but I felt like it would be selfish even though I just wanted him to know there are people who know what he's going through. I'm just at a loss and if he does this, I will never forgive myself. I am the one he's reaching out to, I can't fail. But I need some help from anyone who's dealt with a case like this before.