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How to convince my friend suicide is not a viable alternative?

How to convince my friend suicide is not a viable alternative?

STOP!!!!: Do not try this at home! this is for a well trained psychiatrist to handle. You call. You make the app't. You take your friend (because you are a true friend) to the first several app'ts; do ask the doctor to tell you when to stop accompanying your friend. When? Tomorrow! ...Read more

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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more


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What should I do if my friend said they wanted to commit suicide?

What should I do if my friend said they wanted to commit suicide?

911: They should seek medical attention immediately at the nearest emergency room. Most states have procedures whereby emergency room physicians can obtain immediate psychiatric consultations or hold patients who are an imminent danger to themselves until they can be admitted to acute psychiatric facilities. If a person is unwilling to seek help, most states also have provisions for protective custody. ...Read more

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How can you help a friend who want to commit suicide ?

Call 911: If your friend confides that they are feeling suicidal, call 911, even if they don't want you to. This is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. That is the best way to help them. Go with them to the emergency room and remain supportive. Talk to the professionals there to get a more comprehensive explanation of how you can help. Call 911 or go the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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When i suggest asking for help my admitted to attempting suicide friend gets heavly offended and stops repling which makes me nervous?

When i suggest asking for help my admitted to attempting suicide friend gets heavly offended and stops repling which makes me nervous?

Understand: If your friend previously (long-past) attempted suicide but is now better - risk is likely lower. However, if your friend is still troubled that is worrisome. Let your friend know s/he can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if my friend attempted suicide but survived? What would the doctors do to her?

I was wondering what would happen if my friend attempted suicide but survived? What would the doctors do to her?

Offer help: First the doctors would help your friend get stabilized physically. Second your friend would be helped to stabilize emotionally. There are different ways this can happen, so it's impossible to tell you exactly how, but it would depend on your friend's needs and personal resources. If your friend is threatening suicide consider it an emergency. Call 911 or take her to er. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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My friend is thinking of suicide. How can I help them?

My friend is thinking of suicide. How can I help them?

Listen, share: Some, even most of us feel like it is never acceptable. Some feel differently. I have no idea of your friend's situation, but if they've shared this much already, it may be that you can offer to listen more and share you true hopes for this. You might offer to take them for help and stay a while as support. Have a help line # ready to take advantage of a chance. I hope it's better soon. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to help my friend, a teenage girl, not to commit suicide?

What are some good ways to help my friend, a teenage girl, not to commit suicide?

Hospital: Suicidal tendency is an emergency. She has to be hospitalized for counselling by a psychiatrist especially if depressed. ...Read more

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My friend committed suicide by hanging himself and his head swell & turned purple. Why/how did this happen?

Suicide: I'm so sorry for your loss, at such a young age -- and perhaps your friend was very young also. I don't know what was happening inside him that he committed suicide, but many people who do that are very depressed. They also lose hope. Some may be intoxicated with substances, obliterating healthy judgment. Swelling and discoloration occur when circulation is cut off, as in hanging. ...Read more

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1 of my friend is trying to commit suicide by consuming 100 alphrazolam pills ..her height is 5.1 feet and weight is 66 kgs approx..age is 15 yrs fema?

1 of my friend is trying to commit suicide by consuming 100 alphrazolam pills ..her height is 5.1 feet and weight is 66 kgs approx..age is 15 yrs fema?

Try to be supportive: You need to try to remove the pills. Try to encourage her to get help from a doctor. Try to be supportive and show her that you are there to help. Im not sure how it works in India, but in the United States if someone is suicidal and refusing to get treatment then you can have them taken to a psychiatric hospital and treated against their will. I hope that this is helpful. ...Read more