How to help a friend with suicidal thoughts?

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Last Updated: 06/17/2019 at 4:01pm
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Top Rated Answers
June 26th, 2018 3:55pm
Listen to what is bothering him or her.Suggest to seek professional help.Try to be understanding and helpful.
July 2nd, 2018 8:51am
Try to be there for them and listen to them. Maybe also try to distract them from suicidal thoughts and let them have a good time. If you think they could kill themselves call 911
June 17th, 2019 4:01pm
Try to put yourself in their shoes and know they are in a dark place. Provide support and most importantly just be there as someone who listens and who they can trust. Do not try to fix them and constantly remind them you are proud of how far they have come! Remind them of all the things they have achieved, what they have to looked forward to and how much they are loved. Also remind them there will come a time when they won’t feel this way whether it is in days, months or years but no matter what you will always be there