i don’t really know how to act in this situation. i am doing fyp project with an acquaintance.
initially we hit off quite well, some similar interests, humour etc. but slowly i realize that he has some issues such as laziness, dishonesty. i try to withdraw my friendship with him and talk only when i have to regarding our project.
he senses my withdrawal of emotions and he started telling me about his suicidal ideations.
he says that he plans to dash across the highway. i was very shocked when i heard that so i tried to be nicer to him even though i am really tired of him pushing work to me.
a part of me eventually stopped believing that he is suicidal for real. i felt that it was a lie just to garner my sympathy so that i will help him to do his work. i felt very disgusted when i think about it. the worst part is he is very scared of pain (even a paper cut will make him squeal. yes i am working with a fucking weirdo) so i am not very sure if he will choose such a painful way to die.
i know i should never downplay another person’s plea for help as i may be the last line of support. but honestly, i felt that i am doing myself a disfavour if i put his wellbeing before my own.
i am feeling very drained having to deal with him.
Here are what netizens think:
- Report to your supervisor and get him sent to UHC for treatment.
- You are such a soft hearted person. Don’t be trapped by his behaviour. Be firm and report him to the authority if he ever threaten you with suicidal ideation.
- You have no obligation towards him. He’s responsible for his own life. Just inform the school about his suicidal tendencies and let the school deals with him.
- Sounds like a narcisstic and manipulative person.