First, some background. I've known Joe since we were 14. His mother died in HS and his father is a POS. He lived with family until HS ended then he went from one apt to another renting. Well now he lives with my family. The kid from my sig was our best friend besides each other. He died in a car accident driving home from Lake George for Joe's birthday 2 years ago. I still think about it everyday and as I write this I'm even getting a little teary eyed. Well Joe blamed himself and still does. A lot of times when he drinks the feelings come flowing out, but never as bad as they did tonight. He came home wasted(He has started drinking and driving again even though he had a DUI already), and walks into the den where I am. Without a hello he just said, "I'm so sick of this shit". When I asked of what, he said, "my life, I should just kill myself." When I probed deeper he said it's because of our friend Shaun, he's sick of thinking about it. He said he wanted to jump off a bridge about 10 minutes from here when he was driving home. He's asleep now but this resonated with me. Were all going on vacation from August 16th-23rd in NC. Well the 22nd is Joe's birthday and the 2 year anniversary. He plans to leave early so he can go to the graveyard on the 22nd. While I see why he wants to do this, he will be driving 10 hours by himself to the graveyard. I'm scared something might happen. I don't know how to deal with a situation like this. I've never seen it as an option personally but the younger brother of a girl we went to school with killed himself the other day and I think it may have put the idea in his head. Like I said, I don't know how to go about this. I'm going to talk to him about it tomorrow when he's sober and I'm sure he will say he's fine, but if these ideas present themselves when he's hammered I'm afraid of what could happen. I guess I'm just looking for ideas, advice, experiences, and really just needed to tell someone. While I may be overreacting, I don't want to see anything happen to my best friend.