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Know What to Look For

  • Serious depression
  • Change in appetite or weight
  • Change in sleeping habits
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Increasingly isolated
  • Fatigue & decreased energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Saying they want to die
  • Difficulty concentrating & making decisions
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Preoccupation with death and dying
  • Sudden drop in school or work performance
  • Sudden feeling of peace after being suicidal

Know What to Say

ASK
  • Express your concern and ask if they are thinking about suicide.
  • Don’t give up if they’re reluctant to talk, let them know you are there to listen.
  • Ask how long they felt this way.
  • Ask if they thought how they would do it.
LISTEN
  • Don’t act shocked or try to change the subject.
  • Encourage them to tell you how they feel.
  • Hear them out, don’t jump to conclusions or make judgements.
  • Try to understand how they feel without offering simple solutions.
RESPOND
  • Be direct, open and honest.
  • Let them know you care and that they are not alone.
  • Help them to understand that suicidal feelings pass and depression can be treated.
  • Don’t try to handle a suicidal crisis alone, get professional help.
  • Act now, tomorrow may be too late.