Whether you know someone who is having a hard time, someone who has recently attempted suicide and survived, or someone who has lost a loved one to suicide, there is lots you can do to help.
By showing up and reaching out, you’re taking a big step towards supporting your loved one.
It can be helpful to gain a basic understanding of suicide and suicide prevention, to break down any stigma, and dissolve any myths about suicide you may hold as beliefs.
Suicide is complex and multi-faceted.
“Suicide is an attempt to solve a problem of intense emotional pain with impaired problem solving skills.” Judith Springer, 2011
Read our guide on Understanding Suicide Prevention: A Handbook for Family Members and Caregivers here
Check out some FAQ’s about suicide and suicide prevention here
Supporting someone who is struggling or who has attempted
Read our page on Supporting someone you love when they’re struggling here
Learn the Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Suicide here
Read our page on what to do if you think someone you know is at risk for suicide here
Link the person you are supporting to resources – Don’t try to support them alone!
Attend an Education / Support session for family members / caregivers – information about some in the region here
Read about how you can support someone after their suicide attempt here
Supporting someone grieving a suicide loss
Learn about coping with suicide loss here
Read our Grief FAQ here
Read our page about supporting someone who is grieving here