I don't know if I'm posting this in the right place or if I have the right warning in the title. I don't know whether or not to tell my friends I have had suicidal thoughts I am seventeen and repeating my sixth year, my last year before college. I am repeating in a new school with just one person from my old school. We didn't really know each other in our old school but we have become friends. I have made three friends and we all get along well with each other. When I was twelve or thirteen I once had a thought about drowning myself in the bath. I never had a suicidal thought again until this August. I battled with the thoughts until the third week or so in September when I finally wrote down what was bothering me and handed the pages to my family. I don't want to lose my friends by telling them about having had suicidal thoughts. There was a study done in my country and it was revealed people wouldn't want suicidal people as their friends. If I do tell my friends, how would I do so? I don't want to take them completely by surprise.