Hey guys I’m a 21 yr old junior in college and my dad and I have been living by ourselves for the past 10 years after my mom and him got divorced and I haven’t seen her since. My dad has been working the same shitty factory jobs for his whole life making peanuts and has been in a relationship for maybe one month in the last 10 years. He’s always been pretty depressed and never wants to go out and meet girls or make friends. We may be getting kicked out of our apartment because of unrelated reasons and our only option is to go to a slightly more expensive one a few blocks away.
Tonight he told me that he wants to kill himself because he thinks he’s a burden to me since I have so much potential in life and he doesn’t want to hold me back. He said the stress is too much and he’s done fighting, that he’s mentally and physically drained. He kept saying that I will be able to get his 401k money so I can have a jumpstart in life. He even said that he wants to die peacefully by overdosing on sleeping pills and just fading away. I’ve tried getting him to read books like nmmng and rational male but he shrugs it off, I always try to get him to go to meetups and things like that but he says there’s no point. I really don’t know what to do anymore and my mental health is getting fucked from it. I told him no amount of money in the world would be worth him taking his life and he can do so much more with his life than he’s been doing. Really any suggestions would help a lot, I don’t have anyone else to talk to about this. I just don’t know what to do and I feel extremely guilty too for some reason, like I could be doing more or could’ve done something to get him out of his depressed state