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Takeitseriously.Askquestions.Gethelp.Knowwhattodo.Askwhatisgoingonandhowyoucanhelp.Bepersistent.Bewillingtolisten.Allowforexpressionoffeelings.Benon-judgmental.Dontactshockedorangryasthiscreatesdistance.Letthepersonknowthatsuicidalfeelingsaretemporaryanddepressioncanbetreated.Donttrytoargueapersonoutofsuicide.Dontbesworntosecrecy.Offerhopethatalternativesareavailable.Keeptalking.Remindhimthatnomatterhowawfulhisproblemsseemtheycanbeworkedoutandyouarewillingtohelp.Dontbeafraidtoaskwhetherheisconsideringsuicide.Bedirect.Askifhehasaparticularplanormethodinmind.Talkingopenlyaboutitisthefirststeptowardhelp.Itmaybearelieftothepersontoknowthatitsallrighttotalkaboutit.Ifyoudontthinkthesituationislife-threateningtrytogetyourfriendtoagreetotalktosomeoneafamilymemberphysiciancounselororothermentalhealthprofessional.Ifyoufeelthathemaybeindangerimmediatelycallsomeonewhocanhelp.Acrisislineisagoodplacetostartseenumbersonback.Thesepeoplearetrainedtohelpresolvethecrisis.Removealllethalmeansfromimmediateaccessincludinggunspillskitchenutensilsandropes.Ifyouthinkthepersoncouldactonthoughtsofsuicidedonotleavehimaloneuntilhelpisavailable.Ifthesituationislife-threateninggowiththepersontothenearestemergencyroomwalk-inclinicormentalhealthtreatmentcenter.