My boyfriend and I have been dating 8 months and during this period of our relationship he has hit himself like in the face or against the car window. He keeps saying his stupid and apologizes a lot and crys and today he scared me because of something he did and he hit his head with his hand and then against the car window. My boyfriend has history of being in the hospital due to depression I have never really sat down with him to talk about it but from what he has told me he tried ending his life by shooting himself before but was stopped by his brother and even has tried hanging himself. He was taken for care at a hospital but I don't know for how long. I love him and he so sweet and loving towards me. Should I be worried? What should I do? Should I talk to him about it?
LISTEN, you do need to talk about this, it's not more of a problem but for that it's something you as his girlfriend should know and understand about him. I would tell your boyfriend that same thing, it's something he needs to let you understand about him, and how you can help him as a person. He obviously has feelings for you and trusts you. It maybe be difficult at first however, it's not something some people can just talk about. It may be easy for him, but prepare to do some convincing. Hitting yourself it just crazy, help him get through it, I'm sure you can.
Looks like he is seeking sympathy for some reason. I mean how long can you continue being with a boyfriend like this? I would suggest consider your options and consider breaking up because in the long run it will only get worse for you to handle this.
Yes, you should talk to him about it, but more importantly, he should be in counseling and seeing a doctor if he isn't already. It sounds like he is lashing out at some anger which he has internalized. He can get through this, but he will need help.