What is the ‘wrong’ thing to say to someone thinking of suicide?

wrong thing to say

That’s our greatest fear right? That we will say the wrong thing. We always fear the unknown.

Just listening and keeping someone safe and supported. All you can really do is keep someone safe for now. But here are some phrases that don’t really “cause” someone to suicide but they are not the ideal thing to say to someone in suicidal crisis.

First, I want you to remember that suicide is a brain attack–an episode where someone is suffering emotional pain so devastating, their brain tells them the only solution is to kill themselves. It’s intense and relentless and … Read more...