This post is a great pocket guide for ‘how to have that conversation’.
Above (in the slide) are the DOs, and below are the DO NOTS:
- Don’t try to talk them out of suicide
- Don’t try to fix their problem. Just listen with openness
- Don’t dismiss it as attention-seeking. Take their problems seriously
If you are considering suicide or you know someone who is, please call Lifeline @lifelineaustralia on their 24-hour helpline: 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue: 1300224636 (Australian resource).