Trigger Warning: Suicide I remember the first time one of my close friends attempted suicide, I was a teenager. My friend had been suffering from an untreated mental illness for so long. I first noticed the signs from a Facebook post. I had questioned them about it with no response; that is when I knew that something was wrong. I ran to my mother who was a mental health professional and asked her what I should do. She told me to contact the police to perform a wellness check.