Can I talk someone out of attempting suicide?

In general people want to live, and by using a caring approach to finding out what has brought the person to this situation and by learning how to approach a person who is considering suicide, the event may be averted in some cases. In persons with mental illness it is useful to speak about the amazing research that is now happening that will provide better medications and treatment to help their symptoms and promote recovery.

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