My brother, his fiancee, and 3 kids live in my house (not including my crazy grandma, 9 people in a three bedroom home). Her and her mom fight. Every. Single. Day. Her mom shouts at her at the top of lungs/insults her, my niece mostly just backs down. If it's not about her problems, it's about how she can't get along with her four year old brother who throws screaming fits (when he can't have something he wants, which is reinforced by giving him what he wants). Also there's an 11 month old. My niece is sometimes really hurt by words ("stupid, worthless, a mistake, etc". Things of that nature.). I've told her to just be strong and not try to be vulnerable in front of her mom. My brother sometimes does odd things, like random punishment over trivial matters, but doesn't insult her and usually takes care of the kids everyday, even after work. He is definitely a better parent than she is. I've known that my niece has symptoms of depression for months (having been through it myself), but family doesn't seem to notice (I cannot go to my parents about this because they would not even get me help for my issues, thankfully I do not have them any more. They do not want me to become addicted to drugs that make things worse or whatever. It's not that they're bad parents, they just wanted to find alternative solutions). Yesterday, my niece asked me to help her end her life. I knew she thought about suicide sometimes but I didn't realize it was that bad. I nearly called the police because I had no idea what to do anymore. I too have almost committed suicide in my past, but in my teen years. Obviously I cannot take her to a counselor without her parents' consent, and they don't realize there's a problem. Any advice? What would you do in a situation like this? I'd love to be able to get a quick response so I can stop worrying about her so much. Thank you!