Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 in Uncategorized
QUESTION: My friend/daughter/son/lover feels hopeless and wishes he/she was dead. What can I do?
1 – If you believe that this is an emergency: Call 911
2 – If you think that there is immediate risk:
Have they thought about suicide recently?
Does he/she have a plan?
Does he/she have the means immediately accessible to carry out their plan there?
Is there anyone else in the home (or wherever their location)?
3 – If you feel concerned and want to offer helpful help, here’s help:
Suicide Helplines offers us a helpful survey to help our loved ones access their thinking, feelings and circumstances.
You and your loved one can take the survey here.
The results of this survey will help you assess the situation & choose your next steps.
One helpful steps, as I said yesterday: “I would call Love Lines at 612-379-1199 or the Suicide Prevention Center 612-347-2222 they specialize in helping people with suicidal thoughts 24/7/365.”