What can you do to help those feeling depressed or suicidal?

Be quiet and listen!

If someone is feeling depressed or suicidal, our first response is to try to help. We want to offer advice, share our own experiences, try to find solutions.

However, often we’d do better to be quiet and listen.

Before people who feel suicidal can begin to explore solutions, they need a safe place to express their fears and anxieties, and to be themselves.