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How can you tell if someone is suicidal before anything bad happens?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ask you

Ask the person "are you suicidal?, do you think you want to hurt yourself or end your life?" this has been shown to be the best way to prevent suicide.
The patient feels relieved someone asked and are more likely to get help and not commit suicide. If they say yes, ask how and get help asap (don't leave patient alone, and make appointment to see doctor, priest, etc.

In brief: Ask you

Ask the person "are you suicidal?, do you think you want to hurt yourself or end your life?" this has been shown to be the best way to prevent suicide.
The patient feels relieved someone asked and are more likely to get help and not commit suicide. If they say yes, ask how and get help asap (don't leave patient alone, and make appointment to see doctor, priest, etc.
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