To those who think, ‘I’m not qualified to talk to someone who is suicidal’

It scares you when someone tells you they are thinking of suicide.  Or when you recognize the signs in social media. The fear sets in and you think you are not qualified. Because it freaks you out. It feels like a huge responsibility.

First, you are not supposed to fix this. For that, you are not qualified.

You are qualified to listen and talk, however.

They may say:

  • I’m such a burden
  • I can’t do this anymore
  • I feel so worthless
  • I feel so numb
  • No one would miss me if I was gone
  • I wish I were dead
  • I