Concerned About Someone

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Why suicide? Why do people think about suicide?

It can be very confronting, when someone you know feels suicidal. Trying to understand why someone is considering ending their life can be very challenging. People contemplating suicide will be experiencing intense emotional pain and can view suicide as a way to end the pain. The emotional pain they are feeling, can be the result...

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Recognising suicide warning signs

Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues also known as suicide warning signs to those around them that show they are troubled. Suicide prevention starts with recognising these warning signs and treating them seriously. The following is a list of signs that people might give when they are feeling distraught and...

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Supporting someone who may be thinking about suicide

Supporting someone you care about, who is feeling suicidal can represent the beginning of a stressful and upsetting time. Their feelings may come as a shock to you. You may feel as though you don’t want to deal with it or hear any more about it. You might not be sure what to say to...

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Supporting someone after a suicide attempt

Discovering that someone you care about has tried to end their life can be a devastating experience. They will need supporting. You may initially experience emotions such as shock and denial. Sometimes, those close to the suicidal person blame themselves for what has happened, thinking, “if only I’d watched them more closely”. The fact that...