What To Do If You Think a Person Is Having Suicidal Thoughts

  • Ask the person directly if he or she (1) is having suicidal thoughts/ideas, (2) has a plan to do so, and (3) has access to lethal means.
  • Listen and look for red flags for suicidal behavior (i.e. suicide warning signs).

  • Act. If you think the person might harm him- or herself, do not leave the person alone.