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.
- "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.