Helping someone who might be contemplating suicide If you’re worried that someone you know may be contemplating suicide, there are several things you should do to help get them through the crisis. Listen quietly and reflectively to what they have to say – let them express their worries and tell you how they see life. Don’t try to offer simple solutions or pressurise them to see your viewpoint. Suicidal people want someone who won’t judge and give advice or opinions, but who will give their undivided attention. Encourage them to talk to their doctor or people used to dealing with this problem. Find them contact details of where they can seek trained help such as local counselling services and charities such as The Samaritans. If they won’t get help and you’re worried they may be in immediate danger, call the emergency services (999) and let the professionals sort it out.

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Helping someone who might be contemplating suicide

If you’re worried that someone you know may be contemplating suicide, there are several things you should do to help get them through the crisis.

Listen quietly and reflectively to what they have to say – let them express their worries and tell you how they see life.

Don’t try to offer simple solutions or pressurise them to see your viewpoint. Suicidal people want someone who won’t judge and give advice or opinions, but who will give their undivided attention.

Encourage them to talk to their doctor or people used to dealing with this problem. Find them contact details of where they can seek trained help such as local counselling services and charities such as The Samaritans.

If they won’t get help and you’re worried they may be in immediate danger, call the emergency services (999) and let the professionals sort it out.  

If you’re worried that someone you know may be contemplating suicide, there are several things you should do to help get them through the crisis.

Listen quietly and reflectively to what they have to say – let them express their worries and tell you how they see life.

Don’t try to offer simple solutions or pressurise them to see your viewpoint. Suicidal people want someone who won’t judge and give advice or opinions, but who will give their undivided attention.

Encourage them to talk to their doctor or people used to dealing with this problem. Find them contact details of where they can seek trained help such as local counselling services and charities such as The Samaritans.

If they won’t get help and you’re worried they may be in immediate danger, call the emergency services (999) and let the professionals sort it out.  

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