First, tell your friend you are honored they trust you enough to tell you. And the number one most important thing you can do is listen with empathy.
So what does that mean? Listening with empathy means you listen without passing judgement or offering advice. You can’t “fix” this but you can prevent a suicide simply by sitting and listening to someone.
So what do you say exactly?
When they say they want to suicide, you can say. “Tell me more, I’m listening.” If you can’t remember anything else on this post, you can remember … Read more...