Helping Suicidal Person
It is important for all of us to understand what we as family or friend can do to stop a person from committing suicide. Although the first step in such a condition can be getting medical or psychiatric help from professionals, in real life this may be a difficult object to achieve. Various agencies working on suicide prevention had offered the following guidelines to help someone who threatens to commit suicide:
- Talk directly and matter-of-factly with the person about suicide
- Allow the person to speak and listen to him without making any judgments.
- Do not let your own feelings of shock or other opinions stop the person from sharing his thoughts with you.
- Get involved with the person and show him that you are around anytime he needs you to hear him out.
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