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Hello. Recently I have become good friends with a guy from the Netherlands (altough he is in Iraq right now working) online. I have found out he is hating his life and feeling suicidal. I dont know how to help him. He has promised me not to do anything to harm himself. I recommended him to go to health services, but I doubt very much he would go. He doesn't want to talk about anything...what can I do?
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Your friend really needs to talk to someone on base about this: PTSD and all kinds of other psychological issues are common and a very big deal in the military per being sure they're attended to.

But if he won't go, and he won't talk to you either, there's nothing you CAN do.

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