Are You or a Loved One Considering Suicide?
Please Don't Choose a
National Suicide Hotline
Alcoholic Anonymous - www.aa.org
The and of Suicide Prevention
Be aware. Learn the warning signs.
Get involved. Become available. Show interest & support.
Ask them if they are considering suicide.
Be direct. Talk openly about suicide.
Listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept those feelings
Don't be judgmental. Don't debate whether it's right or wrong. Don't lecture about the value of life.
Don't dare them to do it.
Don't ask why. This will cause them to become defensive.
Don't Offer sympathy, offer empathy instead.
- empathy is the ability to understand feelings and share feelings of another i.e. Putting yourself in someone else's shoes.
- sympathy is the feeling of pity and sorrow for someone else.
Don't act shocked. This will put distance between you.
Don't be sworn to secrecy. Seek Help.
Offer Hope that
there are Other Alternatives,
take Action today.
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