What To Do if you know someone is suicidal
Immediate Plan of Action: If you or someone you know is suicidal, call
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to speak with a trained counselor 24/7.
Stay with the person in crisis until they have made that first step to ask for help. Once they are connected with a trained and reliable counselor on the crisis hotline, support them through the suicidal crisis and in getting local help and referrals in their area.
Yes, its okay to say the word suicide out loud; it only says you are concerned and that you are there to help. Dont keep secrets and know that this is not the time to keep a confidence. The higher good here is saving a life. You
will be relieved and glad you did. This is what suicide prevention is all about.
The suicide crisis hotline is staffed by highly trained and experienced counselors who are on duty 24 hours, seven days a week. When a call is placed, within minutes the caller will be connected to a live and online counselor. Once the connection is made the trained counselor will listen, talk and help the caller with the next step to work through their concerns and crisis.
Referrals in the callers local area will also be provided. Caller is allowed to call as many times as is necessary.
If you have more questions you may call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) and ask for advice on how to handle someone you think is suicidal . They are always there for advice and support and will be more than happy you want to help out.
Of course, if the call is about yourself, call immediately.