If you're worried about someone

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Suicide warning signs

Knowing whether someone is having thoughts of suicide is complex, as people react differently to situations and pressures. There isn’t a clear path to suicide, some people who consider suicide may take their life after months, some after days and most never do. 

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How to talk about suicide

If you’re concerned that somebody close to you might be thinking about suicide, it’s important that you reach out in some way. This can mean starting a conversation about how the person is feeling or sharing resources that can help. 

Offer the
right support

If you’re concerned that somebody close to you might be thinking about suicide, try to get them to talk to you about their thoughts and how they feel. Suicide is a very sensitive topic, so make sure that you prepare for your conversation with our tips on how to talk about suicide. Find out more about how to help someone thinking about suicide, with tips from Rachel who volunteers for Papyrus Hopeline UK.

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Share the right support

In this section you can find a list of useful resources where you can learn more about suicide. The organisation links also offer support and advice for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. If you feel comfortable in doing so you can share these resources with the person you're concerned about. 

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