Responding To Suicidal Behavior:

Ask the question:

Are you thinking about suicide?

Talking with a friend about suicide will not put the idea into their head. Be direct in a caring, non-confrontational way. Ask the question:

  • “Are you thinking about killing yourself?”
  • “Are you feeling like you want to die?”
  • “Have you been thinking about suicide?”

Things a suicidal person might say

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