Are You Worried About Someone Taking Their Life?

Whoever saves a life saves the world.

The Talmud

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:

  1. You will learn about risk factors and warning signs for suicide.
  2. You will learn how to connect with the person, express empathy, and let them know they are not alone.
  3. You will learn how to be a voice of hope.
  4. You will gain an understanding of what your friend or loved one is going through.
  5. You will learn how to refer the person you are concerned about to mental health resources that will keep them safe.

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.