Hey, Sandra! I never see you anymore. Do you want to go see a movie this weekend?
No. I would rather just stay home.
Hey, Tracy. Do you know what's wrong with Sandra? She's been quiet and never wants to go out anymore.
I was wondering the same thing! She doesn't seem like herself lately. Maybe we should talk to her about it. I'm really worried.
Sandra, you've barely eaten anything this past week.
I just haven't been hungry lately.
Sandra, Tracy and I are starting to worry about you. We miss hanging out with you, and you really don't seem like yourself. Is everything okay?
*Tracy begins to cry and sprints to the bathroom. Her concerned friends follow to make sure she is okay.
Tracy, please talk to us. You know you can trust us. We just want to help. What's wrong?
Sometimes I just feel so hopeless. I don't want to do anything anymore. I just don't see the point in living anymore.
Tracy, we love you and care about you. You're not alone. We are here for you, and we will find you some help.
Tracy's friends get in touch with a counselor for Tracy to talk to. They also continue to be there for Tracy and support her when needed. If they had not noticed the signs, they might have lost their best friend.