You can talk about suicide. Here’s how.

September 16, 2022

Talking about suicide - starting the conversation, listening, providing support, and connecting people with help – can be difficult and even scary, but it’s important to help prevent suicide and end the stigma surrounding it. 

If you’re worried about someone, don’t be afraid to tell them; talking about suicide doesn’t make them more likely to do it, and they may be relieved to have someone who cares to talk to. 

If the individual tells you they have a plan to end their life, stay with them until you connect them with supports.

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