It’s likely you are reading this and you’ve already had the conversation and you are wondering if you “said the right thing.” I want you to know that if you listened with empathy, even if you didn’t say the perfect thing, the other person probably felt heard. Just listening can diffuse an intense suicide thought process. Connection is the antidote to suicide.
This will be a guide that will help you with what you say in that moment. when someone, a friend or loved one, has told you they are struggling with thoughts of suicide.