How to Help a Suicidal Friend: 11 Tips

How to Help a Suicidal Friend: 11 Tips

It’s normal to feel helpless when a friend mentions suicide, however indirectly, but there’s a lot you can do to help. The steps below can help you support your friend through a moment of crisis. Your friend could say things that reflect a sense of shame, hopelessness, or failure. You probably can’t offer any real solutions to their distress, but therapists are trained to support and help people having thoughts of suicide. If your friend seems reluctant, try offering to help them find a therapist or take them to their first appointment.

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