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What to do if you think someone close to you may be suicidal

Here are some things you can do or say if you think someone close to you may be suicidal:

Important

If it is very likely that they might act on a suicidal plan, take action IMMEDIATELY to keep them safe.

Who can I ask for help?

There are many people and organisations that can help your friend or family member. Contact the one that is easiest for you.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by chief of Psychiatry, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed April 2018.

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Review key: HISUH-48714