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Helping Someone

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Helping someone who is feeling suicidal can be a very challenging experience

as many people feel uncertain about the right thing to say or do.

Suicide prevention was not taught in schools for most of us

and it was the norm not to talk about suicide, it was and still is taboo.

It is very common for supporters and allies to not know what to do

or feel fearful of saying the wrong thing that might make the person worse,

and many are unsure about when is the right time

to break the person’s confidence and get extra help.

With all these things you are trying to deal with it is common

to forget about your own needs, but you are important too.

Sometimes all it takes is one session dedicated for you to enable you to see things in a new light.