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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:16
MaxR MaxR is offline
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Default What should you do if you think someone is suicidal

I understand that if you believe that someone is suicidal you should get them help, but what if they refuse to. What if they think that they are just having a bad week and they wont do anything. Are they just trying to get me off their back?
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Old November 13th, 2007, 10:04
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Take it seriously and get more information. Start here:

http://www.sfsuicide.org/html/warning.html
http://www.sfsuicide.org/html/plaid.html
http://www.sfsuicide.org/html/what.html

Your first impulse may be to send them to someone else for help, but in fact you can help by finding out if they have a plan, and assessing what is happening.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 06:58
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Take it seriously and get more information. Start here:

http://www.sfsuicide.org/html/warning.html
http://www.sfsuicide.org/html/plaid.html
http://www.sfsuicide.org/html/what.html

Your first impulse may be to send them to someone else for help, but in fact you can help by finding out if they have a plan, and assessing what is happening.
There are suicide prevention hotlines that will help friends trying to prevent it from happening, too. About the plan... well I've heard numerous times (and I *did* do some crisis counseling work way back when) that often if someone is sincerely planning suicide, they won't let anything slip about "the plan" and that's why it's often such a shock to family and friends.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:57
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I would first make sure to tell their parents or significant other. Suicide is just not something that you can just afford to ignore and think that they might not do it. Good luck with your friend. I hope that you can help him or her through this time.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 08:51
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It is always better to inform their immediate family. But the family shouldn't just ignore the matter and spend immense time with the person and have great time. So would I make sure to speak to the person, if he or she is my friend then I would make them get off any depression and make sure they get to spend their time happily ever.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 08:43
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Suicide prevention is something best handled by the experts. If you feel someone is suicidal you should contact the appropriate authorities.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 16:16
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I remember speaking to someone who'd been admitted to the hospital after a suicide attempt, and he said at the time that he really didn't know what he was doing.

I think that's particularly scary. Is that common among people who have made a suicide attempt?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 01:46
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I will not allow that person to do suicide at any cost.I will make him/her laugh so that suicide thought will go out from their mind and never come back.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 13:50
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If someone threatness sucide or you think they're sucidal act straight away. Phone Samaritans or something just get them help, the faster someone steps in the easier it is to save someone.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 16:37
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If you think someone is suicidal please ask them to read some of the messages on here and see how special life is , and how special your life is to others the pain that is caused by someone passing away is unbearable , x
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