How to help when someone is suicidal

If you believe someone is thinking about ending their life, it’s natural to feel panic or even want to avoid thinking about it. However, there are a number of practical things you can do to help.

Let them know you are concerned

Ask if they are thinking about suicide and if they have made any plans

Take action to get help now

Encourage them to get professional help

If they have made a plan to end their life

  • Call EMERGENCY SERVICES. Tell them the person is suicidal, has made a plan, and you fear for their safety