My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia
I'm not talking about actually threatening suicide, but I'm referring to saying, "I'm going to kill myself" as a way of manipulating a significant other/other person in general. Say if they were to say something that an individual didn't like to hear, and they said as an effort to manipulate the other person, "I'm going to kill myself" as a way of discouraging it or encouraging another person to do a certain thing. The individual is NOT suicidal at all. They simply are saying that they will kill themselves if x,y,z happens. If in theory the person receiving these sucide threats were to call the cops, and on their arrival said that they weren't "actually going to kill themselves" and just calmly went to the psychiatrist that they were taken to and said the same.......... that they didn't actually mean it, that it was "just saying it to make a point because of x,y,z" and that they would NEVER actually harm themselves. Would they be charged with anything? Because a friend of mine has a manipulative gf who does this regularly, so I was just wondering what would happen in this scenario here. Oddly enough, the one making these suicide threats is pretty much friends with everyone I know and this dynamic kinda surprises me.