A friend posted a message online that sounds suicidal. What do you do or say?

So you see a post online. Maybe it says, “I just want to die.” Or it sounds like a goodbye note, “I love all of you and just want you to know that…..”

Or maybe it’s dripping with despair. Like one of my son’s last tweets.

my son's last tweets before his suicide

Regardless of the specific words, it’s the feeling you get when you read a certain post.

Let’s start by what you say or post

So take the ones above as examples. Here are some ways to reply. These are for friends you know.

“I care and I’d like to talk