Hello, this is my first post here. Amidst of plenty of other problems ( that i don't know a solution for ), there's now one more thing i can't talk about with anyone, so i made an account, and possibly, some people will dislike me rightaway for what i'm going to write. Yet i hope i can get advice. I'm used to be insulted and judged, so go ahead, it will only make matters worse. Also i feel very embarrassed writing this 'in public' so to speak, and i feel like kind of a cheat and a snitch for talking about someone else. Yet i don't know what else to do. The thing is that since some months i've been emailing back and forth with someone, let's call him Frank. ( all i know of him is his first name and roughly his age ). He wants to end his life, because he has no job and all the jobs he can get, is work that he hates. He just wants to live a free life. So he'd rather die than having the prospect of being unhappy doing sh*tty work. Frank has talked to therapists already, but to no avail . Now, personally i believe this is no reason to end your life. I have given him tips and advice and so on, but it did not help, and i probably did it all wrong, because a suicidal person does not benefit from advice. I didn't know what else to do. Frank also asked me about suicide methods. I know a few things about that. But i felt uncomfortable telling him details. I must admit i referred him to literature. Bu he wasn't keen on looking into that. I hink what he really wants is that i explain to him in detail how and with what he can end his life. I'm not going to do that. In fact i want to say to him that i think he's spoilt and lazy. And that i truly wish i was a trained therapist so that i could help him find out the root of his problem, the underlying issues. But i feel too weak and too helpless to do that. Terminating the email-contact i find hard as well, because he is a nice person. Even explaining that it would be an offense to 'encourage someone to commit suicide' ( which is what giving detailed information in fact really is ), i find hard to do, because i think he might feel hurt or angry. So i don't know what to do now. Please don't judge me too harshly. I would be looking forward to any advice. Thank you for your time reading this.