What to do if they say yes or maybe

What to do if they say yes or maybe
  • Continue asking about their suicidal thoughts, plans, intent, and desire
  • Not every person who has suicidal thoughts needs an immediate mental health assessment
  • Is it an emergency?
    • The person is communicating that they plan to act on their thoughts in the immediate future
    • The person has started acting on their plan, such as obtaining a firearm
    • The person is not communicating that they can or will be able to stay safe
If someone says they have been thinking about suicide, keep talking to them

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