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What should you do if someone threatens to kill themselves?

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Don't leave them alone. Call 911 or, if you can do it safely, take them to the nearest emergency room. Try to keep them calm and get help from others. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always open. You can reach a trained counselor at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).

SOURCES:

CDC: “Suicide rising across the U.S.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Recognizing Suicidal Behavior.”

American Psychological Association: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Warning Signs of Suicide.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior: “What's the Harm in Asking About Suicidal Ideation?”

Mayo Clinic: “Suicide: What to Do When Someone Is Suicidal.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 08, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Suicide rising across the U.S.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Recognizing Suicidal Behavior.”

American Psychological Association: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Warning Signs of Suicide.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior: “What's the Harm in Asking About Suicidal Ideation?”

Mayo Clinic: “Suicide: What to Do When Someone Is Suicidal.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 08, 2018

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