Finding the right words when you believe a loved one is suicidal
Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Juliana Hauser walks us through finding the right words when a loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts. Dr. Hauser reviews a talk script and gives various resources including the suicide prevention hotline.
There's not one-size-fits-all for the signs and symptoms of suicide. [MUSIC PLAYING]
If you're worried someone in your life is considering hurting themselves, here's exactly what to say to them and how to find the words.
Are you having thoughts of suicide? Are you considering hurting yourself? I am here.
I'm not going anywhere. I will help you get help. I believe you.
I understand the pain that you are in. [CALM MUSIC]
Reiterate to the person you are staying with them, and stay with them until they can get help. Knowing that somebody is there and knowing
that somebody isn't going to be afraid and scared off by the intensity of your feelings and what you're thinking makes an enormous difference.
Don't hesitate to act if you or someone is having suicidal thoughts. [AUDIO LOGO]
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