Reality: Asking someone directly about suicidal intent lowers anxiety, opens up communication and lowers the risk of an impulsive act.
Reality: The majority of people that are suicidal do not want to die, rather they want to avoid pain and cannot see any other solutions.
Reality: People who talk about suicide may try, or even complete an act of self-destruction. All clues and signs should be taken seriously!
Reality: Suicide is the most preventable kind of death, and almost any positive action can instill hope and save a life. If people in crisis get the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again.
Reality: Suicide prevention is everybody’s business and anyone can help prevent the tragedy of suicide.
In the case of an emergency call 911.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide get help now.
Call CAPS: 303-492-6766 or PHP: 303-492-5654