Through The Pain: Helping a Suicidal Person (DVD)
ASK if they are suicidal. Be direct. For example:
“I’m worried about you and I want to know: Have you been thinking about killing yourself?”
Listen to them...So they can release the pain of their crisis as they talk. Accept that their feelings and way of seeing things are true for them, even if they are different from your own. After they have talked out their pain, they will be able to look at life differently.
HELP to assist them...To deal with their loss(es). All suicidal people need to be helped by a professional as soon as possible.