Suicide Stop is a suicide prevention resource center offering Suicide Helpline Chats, Suicide Hotlines, Emergency Numbers, Online Therapy and helpful advice for self harming (cutting, anorexia, bulimia etc).
It can be very overwhelming when someone you are close to is considering suicide. It’s great to be there for them but more often than not, professional intervention is needed. Check out the information below for some crucial tips on how to help stop a suicide.
Highlight how important and loved the person is
Avoid causing negative
(anger, embarrassment, etc.)
Try not to leave the person
alone for long periods of time
(check in on them regularly)
Encourage regular eating
Try to encourage the person to seek professional help without being overly forceful
Remove items that may cause them to act on impulse
(firearms, rope, pills, etc.)
If someone has posted content on Facebook indicating that they are suicidal or self harming, Facebook now offers a way to easily report it and in some cases, even get them assistance via an online chat service.