What can I do to help someone who is suicidal?

Do you know someone who you think is suicidal? Or, has admitted to suicidal thoughts? If so, you must not brush these thoughts or the warning aside. You must do something, before it is too late.

I found this web page called What can I do to help someone who is suicidal? Below are the sub-headings, but please visit the site to find out more.

  • Take it seriously.
  • Remember: suicidal behavior is a cry for help.
  • Be willing to give and get help sooner rather than later.
  • Listen.
  • ASK: “Are you having thoughts of suicide?”
  • If the person is acutely suicidal, do not leave him alone.
  • Urge professional help.
  • No secrets.
  • From crisis to recovery.

If you are faced with talking to a suicidal person on the phone, then you may find Handling a Call from a Suicidal Person helpful.

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