Knowing someone who has considered, attempted, or completed suicide is a lot to deal with. Just remember that there are resources and support for you too!
Suicide is a very serious issue and is extremely hard to deal with on your own. Get support for yourself (such as friends, family, and professionals) and find others that can help in the situation.
If you are ever in doubt about what to do in a situation don’t hesitate to call for support and advice. Talk to a licensed mental health professional 24/7 by calling: 303-492-6766. In the case of an emergency call 911.
Sometimes people who are not in “crisis” forget that it is okay for them to also seek support and counseling. This can be very beneficial and also help give you support and advice on how to handle a difficult situation such as suicide. CAPS walk-in hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
Remember to take care of yourself and your body. This will ultimately put you in a better position to be able to support your friends and loved ones. Here are some tips to remember when you are handling a stressful situation such as suicide.
If someone close to you has either attempted or completed suicide, consider finding support at Boulder Hospice. (303) 440-8135 or visit their website at http://hospicecareonline.org