My name is Nathalia, I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I've been visiting this forum for a while but I was kinda embarrassed of asking you help. Well, I haven't lost anyone to suicide. Not literally. I have this childhood friend [my best friend actually], she was dating this guy for 3 months and they REALLY liked each other. Two months ago she stopped answering text messages and phone calls. Another friend of mine told me the bad news.. the guy she was dating had killed himself. Obviously I was really shocked, and couldn't stop thinking about her and ways of helping her. Me and her friends waited 2 weeks to visit her. She stopped going to university and quit her other activities such as astronomy and finnish classes. When we visited her, her eyes were so hollow, it seemed like she no longer had a soul... it was really hard seeing her that way, but I felt really better after that. She talked more than I though she would... I comforted her and said that suicide shouldn't be a taboo for us and she understood it and cooperate with me. But, since that day I haven't see her anymore. Me and her friends invited her for some events but she always avoids answering our phone calls, usually her mother answers and tells things like 'she is taking a bath' or 'she is busy upstairs cleaning her closet'. All I know is that she's been seeing a therapist, which is really good... but I really want to be close to her... I just don't know how and I hope you guys help me. How can I stay close without preassuring her?