That’s gotta be a crazy experience. everyone can have mental health issues and breakdowns. this has been called a manipulation abuse tactic males and women use to prey on your love/concern. I do think it is usually a sign that can come along early.Triggered. I used to have a bf like that. it was a nightmare
Abuse tactics I mean. I can see signs of them early on and my personal peace means a lot so I steer clear as fast as possible.
Closest situation I’ve seen of something like this is actually online.
Forum /online wise / not nf afaik
I remember this really weird guy who went to another anime forum would always say really out of pocket weird stuff as a ploy for attention. He would often say no one care about him and he’s gonna harm himself. It got some ppl to sympathize with him and from the gist of it .I was out. I wanted no part of someone who is gonna get on a forum with strangers and make these statements.
I think the most someone should do in that situation is call the suicide prevention program or something. And tell everyone he knows. contact his mom ,sis ,uncles ,cousins, every adult he knows in his family. everyone you know and tell them about it. Make it their priority as his family to get him help or to call the manipulation out. Cuz if it’s not real you really embarrass him or make him uncomfortable when his family knows. Could gather them all to him immediately and they are responsible for caring about their family member and should show up. And maybe they take on the burden for you.
hard to say cuz it’s so heavy