Every Suicide is preventable.
Please reach out to those you love and offer support.
- Belittle their pain
- Laugh it off
- Tell them to toughen up
- Tease or Bully
- Tell them to hold it in, or not to cry
- Tell them they’re bumming you out
- Play professional. You can listen but you cannot diagnose or treat.
- Tell them you support/love them
- Provide other resources
- Encourage them to seek professional help
- Answer their calls, check in on them
- Provide a listening ear and a firm shoulder
- Hugs are nice
- Distractions like a favorite movie or book can help
- Be a friend