There's this friend of mine, whom I haven't done anything with in a few months, and we started chatting about getting together this weekend, going bowling and shit. After we've sorted our plans out, he starts talking about how over the past while, he's been thinking about suicide and murder, and has a list of people he'd like to kill, torture, etc. He's normally a pretty cool guy, so I don't know what's happened to cause all of this. I suggested to him the idea of professional counselling, telling him (truthfully) that I had tried it earlier in my life for depression, and it worked wonders. He kept going on about how he doesn't think it will help and that he's got to get this shit sorted out by himself. I don't think he's at the point of actually doing anything though. I'll admit that I half-wanted to cancel our plans because of these things that he's telling me, but I decided that would be a pretty low thing to do, so we're still going to get together. Anyways long story short what should I do? I know his family, so I can get in touch with them should I need to. I can post the chat transcript if it would help, because no one I know is on OT regularly enough for me to worry about privacy.