What you can do:
Talk to them privately and gently bring up the topic of suicide. You can ask them if the thought has crossed their mind
Acknowledge their distress and thank them for sharing their thoughts with you
Let them know that you are with them, and offer your support
Ask them how you can help, and if there is anything specific you can do
Make a pact with them – ask them if they’re willing to agree to get in touch with you the next time they have a thought of suicide
Encourage them to see a mental health professional and support them through the process of seeking help
Minimize those thoughts by saying, “It’s not as bad as you think…” or "I'm sure you can handle this if you try harder"
Reassure them without knowing their situation
Ask them to reconsider because of the pain it’ll cause their loved ones
Tell them suicide is for the weak or is the coward’s way out
Shame them or guilt them for having thoughts of suicide
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