What To Do


  • Ask if he/she is thinking about suicide

  • If yes, see that he/she is evaluated for suicidal intent.

  • Take the intent or threat very seriously.

  • L-I-S-T-E-N!!!

  • Show that you care and say it.

If there is no apparent immediate danger (and lethal means in view):

  • Tell him/her that help is available and you can see that he/she gets it.

  • Let him/her have some space.

  • Try to get him/her to an area that’s safe, in case there are hidden means.

  • Remove car keys, if possible.

If there is apparent immediate danger, ACT:

  • Say that you are going to call Crisis Intervention (274-3363).


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255