the group i ran with were both drug users and dealers. as i mentioned earlier, i lived in the dark side earlier in my college days. i'm very familiar with OD suicide. in HS, my buddy OD. i was a recreational user. no needles though.
as for myself, i survived a suicide by car attempt. i know what your bro is going through. it's depression. anti-depressants will help for awhile, but at times, little things can trigger it. to me, music snapped me out of it.
after all my buddies past away (shot dead, suicide, motorcycle accident), i moved out of town for a clean new start. your bro will have some ups and downs. keep him busy with activities and try not letting him be alone. also, keep him off the TV. the ads triggered my depression. holidays will also be a hard time for him.
dunno what to tell you but that he has to control this himself. you can take away the temptations, but if his will to live is low, then there's not much anyone can do for him.
i can only tell you how i controlled my suicidal tendencies. i have done bad deeds in the past. i made up for this by doing charity work and offer free services to co-workers. the more i make myself useful to society, the less likely my depression returns. ego building is another technic i used. hacking into pr0n sitez and other similar mischeavous behaviours boosted my ego to fight off depression.
just remember that you are not alone. if the worse ever happens, just remember that he will no longer be in pain.
forgot to mention, racing motorcycles was also a good cure. it was more on building self-confidence and achieving goals. when i retired from racing, i fell back into a depression. that's when my wife noticed and bought me my current 05 gixxer. it still comes and goes, but it is very much less severe.
Last edited by Back _Marker; 06-16-2007 at 12:13 PM.