“#BeThe1To outlines five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal:
1. Ask: Asking the question “Are you thinking about suicide?” communicates that you’re open to speaking about suicide in a non- judgmental and supportive way.
2. Keep them safe: After the “Ask” step, and you’ve determined suicide is indeed being talked about, it’s important to find out a few things to establish immediate safety.
3. Be there: This could mean being physically present for someone, speaking with them on the phone when you can, or any other way that shows support for the person at risk.
4. Help them connect: Helping someone with thoughts of suicide connect with ongoing supports can help them establish a safety net for those moments they find themselves in a crisis.”
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