What do people who feel suicidal want?

Someone to listen

Someone who will take time to really listen to them.

Someone who won’t judge, or give advice or opinions, but will give their undivided attention.

Someone to trust

Someone who will respect them and won’t try to take charge.

Someone who will treat everything in complete confidence.

Someone to care

Someone who will make themselves available, put the person at ease and speak calmly

Someone who will reassure, accept and believe. Someone who will say, “I care.”

Someone who can talk about suicide openly

Someone to talk with about suicidal thoughts and plans without being judgmental.

Someone to help explore other ways of dealing with problems now and in the future

Someone who encourages thinking about different options to cope better with any difficulties.