I need help. This may not be the right place to post it, but many of you probably have much more counseling-type experience than I do, and I'm desperate. Sorry to be such a downer, but this is a matter of life and death.
One of my friends tried to commit suicide over the weekend. She's a wonderful person, usually happy go lucky and kind, with no previous history of depression or anything. The problem is, she's very sexually active, and her parents are very strict and come from a culture that does not accept female promiscuity. They constantly slut-shame her, constantly. She lives in the US, but her culture is very clannish, and most of her friends share her background, and upon discovery of her promiscuity, most of her friends and close family members have turned their backs on her, leaving her with me and a few odd friends here and there. And I'm on the other side of the country now, with a full-time job. Helping this not in the slightest is that I rejected her love not two weeks ago. I care deeply for this girl, but I don't have any interest in pursuing a physical relationship with her. Add in self-esteem issues, money problems from moving into an apartment ten minutes away to escape her family, and an on and off boyfriend... and we've got a mess.
Right now I'm planning to talk to her as soon as she gets out of class, make sure she calls me whenever she's even thinking about it, check her for signs of self-abuse over Skype, call her boyfriend and parents and strategize / scold them, and get in touch with her remaining friends and mobilize them. Any insight, tips, recommendations of any kind would be greatly appreciated. This may be very off topic, in which case send them to me over PM. I have no formal training when it comes to therapy, just common sense and a good working knowledge of her psyche, so please, anyone with any kind of background or experience, help me. If I don't work hard enough making sure she's stable, she may die. Thanks, and I'm sorry for interrupting a lovely inspirational conversation.