Here are the steps to take if you suspect someone is considering suicide
No one wants to believe that someone they love would feel so alone and trapped in their circumstances that they would consider suicide, yet each year, nearly 43,000 people in the United States take their lives.
That figure represents only those who carry out suicide; it doesn’t reflect the many more people who have attempted suicide (25 times the number of suicides) or considered suicide.
While it’s a devastating circumstance for anyone to face, the good news is that you don’t have to be a helpless bystander. Here is a 5-point action plan outlining the immediate steps you should take if someone is considering suicide.