Aw, this is sad.
The good news, such as it is, is that it probably won’t be successful….
if “success” is defined as the desired sad outcome.
A bottle with a cork in it will float, not sink.
Now if we can just get him (her?) to put a note inside that says “HELP!” ….
it might solve both problems…. (both asking for and getting some psychological help.)
Please don’t say “kill two birds with one stone.”