Never Say Never
Each time the news of a suicide emerges, we ask the same questions.
What drives a person to end their lives?
Why don’t they seek help? Don’t they think of families and friends?
But the most substantial question is this—what can
we do to help. The answer often lies in lending your ear to the
distressed and aiding them in their struggles without judgement.
A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn't mean that help isn't wanted. People who take their lives don't want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.