If you are concerned that someone you know may be considering suicide, the best response is to ask the question, are you okay? Before you begin, know that you may be met with resistance initially but more than likely, the person will be relieved that you care enough to come to them and offer help. Realistically, this may be challenging so here are some tips to start the conversation.
First, Ask the Question:
I am concerned about you…
I have noticed some changes that I am concerned about…
You don’t seem yourself, is everything alright?