Practice Matters – Ask
  • Let’s say the person does admit they have been really, really down. They haven’t been showering much or eating much, and don’t have motivation to do anything. Try saying one of these things:
    • “I’m sorry to hear how hard things have been lately. Have you had any thoughts about ending your life?”
    • “Thanks so much for being open with me, and I’m sorry you’re having to go through this. Has it gotten to the point where you’ve had thoughts about suicide?”

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