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Trigger Warning Talking about suicide attempts

It can be difficult to know how to talk to someone who has attempted suicide. However, it's important to address the situation in a caring and supportive way. Here are some tips for talking about suicide attempts:

1. Be present and attentive.
When talking to someone who has attempted suicide, it's important to be fully present and attentive. This means being a good listener and showing empathy and compassion towards the person.

2. Avoid judgment.
The individual who has attempted suicide is likely feeling a range of emotions, including shame and guilt. It's important to avoid judgment and instead focus on compassion and understanding.

3. Acknowledge the situation.
Acknowledge that the situation is serious and that the person's life is valuable. Make it clear that you care about them and their wellbeing.

4. Educate yourself.
Educate yourself on what the person is going through, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help. Offer to help the person find professional help or support groups.

5. Avoid minimizing their experience.
Don't tell the person that their experience wasn't that bad or that others have it worse. This minimizes their experience and can make them feel even more alone.

6. Ask how you can help.
Ask how you can best support the person, and listen carefully to their response. Offer your support and be willing to help in any way you can.

7. Don't be afraid to ask difficult questions.
It's okay to ask the person difficult questions, such as if they have thoughts of suicide. Don't be afraid to have an open and honest conversation, and make sure they know that they can reach out to you at any time.

Talking about suicide attempts can be challenging but it's important to approach the situation with empathy, understanding, and compassion. Be present, avoid judgment, educate yourself, and offer support, while avoiding minimizing the person's experience or being afraid to ask difficult questions. Remember that everyone's experience is unique and that it's important to meet people where they are at in their journey to recovery.
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I've battled with mental illness my whole life. I remember having a panic attack at like age 5 when I was convinced my parents were not going to return from a cross country trip. My older sister was watching me. :(

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