I’ve been thinking a lot about how we can prevent our friends and loved ones from taking their own lives (due to the number of celebrity suicides lately), and CNN publishes this.
What to say and do:
Tell her you don’t want her to die. Send a card. Say “I’m here.” Bring a meal. Don’t leave her alone. Don’t say “I know how you feel.” Don’t say “Just snap out of it.” Don’t say “There was an earthquake in Haiti. Your situation isn’t that bad.” Don’t ignore it.Don’t keep secrets.