What To Do If You Know Someone Who Is Suicidal​

What to do if you know someone who is suicidal

If you know someone at immediate risk of suicide (actively suicidal), self-harm, or hurting someone else, you should:

        1. If possible, take them directly to A&E, or

        2. Call 999 and stay with the person until help arrives

        3. Remove any weapons, medications, or other potentially harmful objects

        4. If the person has taken any substances in a suicide bid, it would be helpful if you can provide medical professionals with details if possible

        5. Listen to them non-judgmentally

If you know someone who is thinking about suicide (passive suicide), but is not in immediate danger, follow the advice below.

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