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What should I do if my loved one with bipolar disorder is suicidal?

If a family member or friend is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, it is important to learn the warning signs of depression and suicide, and listen and act on any suicide threats a friend or family member makes. If you notice a friend wrapping up his/her "loose ends", talking about suicide and/or methods to complete it, or appearing to be despondent, seek help for them immediately. Contact their healthcare professional, or if necessary, seek treatment from a hospital emergency room.

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