How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?

08/02/2017 11:31 am ET Updated Aug 03, 2017
Andrea Hood, a suicide prevention coordinator from the state of Utah, answers the question: How can I help someone who is sui
Photo of Andrea Hood by Seth Adam Smith
Andrea Hood, a suicide prevention coordinator from the state of Utah, answers the question: How can I help someone who is suicidal?

Do you know someone who is feeling suicidal? Does someone you love want to end their life? What can you say? What can you do? How can you help them?

If someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there are some simple—but profound—things you can do to help. Click on the video below to hear the inspired advice of Andrea Hood, a suicide prevention coordinator for the state of Utah. In this interview, Andrea shares some sage, practical advice on preventing suicide.

Learn more about the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition by clicking HERE. Or check out all these other videos from Andrea Hood: How Do I KNOW If Someone Is Suicidal?, The #1 Way to Prevent Suicidal Thoughts, What Do I Do If My Child Is Suicidal?, and How to STOP Thoughts of Suicide.

There are reasons for living.
Photo of Andrea Hood by Seth Adam Smith
There are reasons for living.

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

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