hey asylum crew, i really need your help on this one... a friend of mine from middle school is having it really hard now...lost her job, lost her apartment, lost her license & car... her boyfriend was having it hard when they first met, so she took him under her wing and helped him find a job (at the place she was working), got him a place to stay and all....but then the guy got her fired, evicted, messed around with her sister (so now she doesn't even talk to her anymore), and even took some of her money. that one guy pushed her over the edge...he mouthed off on her saying she's hopeless, pathetic and "no one would give a damn if you were dead." a little background on her: she's slept around, did stripping for a while, tried slitting her wrists a few years back, did a lot of drugs...she just recently has been rehabing on her heroin problem. well, the other night she tried overdosing...but thankfully she just puked it all up. she's in arizona and i'm in cali. she's been keeping in touch with my bestfriend in SD (he's definltely the one that she's emotionally closest to). he told me about it so i talked to her on the phone (for the first time in like 4 years). i kept telling her that she can still get thru this, and that a lot of us from back home (that haven't talked to her in years) still care about her...and that it hurts us to hear her hurting herself... she kept saying that yeah she's had it hard but "you can only handle so much." her parents flew in to see her but i'm not really sure how much they're helping...i don't think she's all that close to them anyways...(btw, they're the ones that took her car keys). other than that, she doesn't have anyone else physically close to her. i told her that i'm gonna drive down to see her tomorrow and i made her promise that she wouldn't do anything in the meantime. my bestfriend is gonna drive up from SD to my place and we'll roadtrip to her from there...hopefully we can help her out... if any of you guys have some advice or experience on this, please please please tell me. CLIFFS: childhood friend in AZ has had a troubled life; tried committing suicide for the second time in like 6 years; my buddy and i are gonna roadtrip from cali to AZ tomorrow...need advice.