Perhaps you have come to this website because you know someone in your life who may be suicidal. You are concerned about their safety and are looking for ways to assist them. This person may be your partner, a friend, a relative, or someone you know from work. There are a number of ways that this section will be helpful in your role as an ally in healing for someone struggling with suicidal pain:
You may be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of dealing with such a life and death matter. I want to encourage you by saying that the majority of people who go through a suicidal crisis do not act on their impulses. Therefore, with the right kind of support, the person you care about will make it through this difficult period.
To be an ally, you don’t have to fix the problem. Your primary goal is to impart hope and connect the person with the suicide prevention resources they need.
Thank you in advance for being a guide and ally to someone who is experiencing a dark night of the soul.