I don't know if this is the place to post this, but here goes. I have a good friend that is going through something really bad right now. He has been dealing with this for four years, but just finally opened up about it. He messaged me earlier and told me that he couldn't keep going on, and that he just couldn't forget what happened to him four years ago. Part of what breaks my heart so much is that I know exactly what he went through, but I don't want to tell him about it because I don't want to diminish his own pain, or make him think that I am telling him about it because I am trying to diminish what he went through. Shortly after he told me that he couldn't take it anymore and then told me what he went through, he also said that he feels dirty still, and that the reason he gets the tattooes that he does is because he can't stand to look at his own skin. And then he went offline. I am scared that he did something, and it breaks my heart, I care about this guy because he is one of my closest friends, and he has his whole life ahead of him. I am sitting here crying so hard that I can barely see the monitor as I type this. I don't know what to do for him anymore.