Are you concerned for someone?

I am really worried about someone I know. What can I do?

  • If someone has thoughts and feelings about suicide, take them very seriously.

  • Be willing to listen, without judgement. Allow the person opportunities to talk honestly with you.

  • Try to make the environment safe from any means of harm.

  • If the person is feeling unsafe, or you think they are at high risk, don’t leave them alone.

  • You could ask someone else to be with them when you need to leave or need time out.

  • If they’re feeling more settled they might appreciate some time alone. However, don’t leave them alone for long periods of time.

  • Take them to an emergency service and make sure they get help immediately if you are concerned.

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