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HOW TO PERSUADE SOMEONE TO STAY ALIVE

  • Listen to the problem, and give them your full attention.
  • Remember, suicide is not the problem, only the solution to a perceived insoluble problem.
  • Do not rush to judgment.
  • Offer hope in any form.

Then Ask:

  • "Will you go with me to get help?"
  • "Will you let me help you get help?"
  • "Will you promise me not to kill yourself until we’ve found some help?"

YOUR WILLINGNESS TO LISTEN AND TO HELP CAN REKINDLE HOPE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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