How we talk or don’t talk about suicide matters. Suicide can be prevented with a conversation, both verbally and nonverbally. Simply taking the time to listen intently without saying anything yet physically being in tune to the individual is a start. Other times saying something like “I’m concerned about your well-being and I can see you are experiencing some difficult times…” will be efficient in letting the person know you are paying attention to them. Your attention and language can prevent the person from harming themselves.
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