Here is a great pocket guide for ‘how to have that conversation’.
Above are the DO’s and here are the DO NOT’s:
- DON’T try to talk them out of suicide.
- DON’T try to fix their problem. Just listen with openness
- DON’T dismiss it as attention seeking. Take their problems seriously
If you are considering suicide, or you know someone who is please call Lifeline on their 24-hour helpline: 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue: 1300224636 (Australian resource).