“How to Help A Suicidal Person” Aliah Lazaro (; Period:1
My section is about how to help a suicidal person and the ways of doing so. It shows you what to do and what not to do, concerning a suicidal person. It also tells you how to handle a situation. S U M M A R Y
M A I N I D E A :D. The main ideas are the ways of helping a suicidal person and what to do and what not to do when dealing with a suicidal person.
THE DO‘S : • Trust your feelings if you believe the person may be suicidal • Take seriously a suicidal person’s threats • Tell the suicidal person how concerned you are and how much you care about them • Listen carefully to the suicidal person • Talk calmly with the suicidal person • Find professional help for the suicidal person • Stay with the suicidal person until help arrives
THE DON‘TS : • Do NOT dare the suicidal person to go ahead & make the suicide attempt • Do NOT judge the suicidal person • Do NOT analyze the suicidal’s motives • Do NOT argue or try to convince the suicidal person of reasons why he/she should not attempt suicide • Do NOT keep the suicidal person’s self destructive thoughts a secret
S T O R Y . Jane came over to my house a few months ago. She told me she had a secret that I couldn’t tell anyone. She told me she was thinking of committing suicide, and that this wouldn’t be her first attempt. As a friend, I made sure to tell her that I cared about her and I listened to what she had to say. I asked her to spend the night, so she wouldn’t be alone.
S T O R Y C O N T. The next day, I told my mom about her secret and we got her help. Now, she’s doing better and has not thought those thoughts in a while.
REMEMBER THIS! You can always save a suicidal person’s life by just listening to them and being a friend.
C O N C L U S I O N :] There are many ways to help a suicidal person. You have to know the do’s and don'ts when you are in a situation concerning a suicidal person. You can save a life!