Do’s And Don’ts

YOU CAN BE A LIFE SAVER TOOOOOO …..
 

YOU CAN TELL IF A FRIEND IS GOING THROUGH A TOUGH TIME IF HE OR SHE :
  •  Avoids friends and activities
  • Talks about wanting to die
  • Cant sleep
  • Is moody, teary or quiet
  • Starts neglecting his or her appearance
  • Appears to have no energy or no appetite
  • Expresses feelings of despair, hopelessness and helplessness
  • Tries to cut or hurt himself/herself
  • Starts giving away personal possesions
  • Makes statements like “its my fault” or “I wont be around to face…” 
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
  • Approach your friend and let him/her know you have noticed
  • Ask about his/her well-being
  • Listen to his/her problems and feelings
  • Be accepting, don’t judge
  • Be patient and gentle
  • Show that you care
  • Ask openly and directly if he/she is thinking of harming himself/herself
  • Take threats seriously
  • Get help
  • Call darshika 
 
 
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO
  • Don’t offer empty words of reassurance
  • Don’t give up on your friend- maintain contact with the person at risk
  • Never assume that talk of suicide is simply a manipulation of attention
  • Don’t think that having previously failed an attempted suicide will prevent someone from another attempt
  • Don’t minimize your friends plan