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Wellbeing Wednesday | Tips on what to say to someone feeling suicidal

Wellbeing Wednesday | Tips on what to say to someone feeling suicidal

13 September 2023

Wellbeing Wednesday | What to say to someone feeling suicidal

You don’t need to be a doctor or psychologist to check-in with someone you’re worried about.

If a person you know seems to be struggling, reach out and connect with them. It could save their life!

  • be prepared to listen, even if it’s hard to hear or upsets you.
  • make sure the person knows you’re here for them.
  • use non-verbal cues like eye contact or nodding while they’re talking.

It can be hard to know how to start the conversation, But here are some options for you to try.

Offer to help them get professional support:

I’m not sure what to say or do, but I want to help you get support. Can we call Lifeline together?

It can take time for people to feel ready to talk to someone – and they may not ever want to.

Let your friend know there are options.

If they’re in immediate danger of taking their own life: please call 000

If you or someone you know are in need of support contact one of the following numbers (available 24/7):

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