What to Do if Some­one You Know Is Strug­gling

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - REPORT -

Talk to them about it.

If you think that a friend is de­pressed, ask her how she’s feel­ing. It’s okay to bring it up – you won’t give her any harm­ful ideas. Know­ing that you care will be huge in her world.

Don’t keep it a se­cret.

Even if you promised you wouldn’t tell a soul about what’s go­ing on, if any­one you know is talk­ing about sui­cide, you have to tell some­one. It’s a mat­ter of life and death.

Ask for help.

It’s not your sole re­spon­si­bil­ity to keep a per­son alive. If you don’t know some­one who can give you guid­ance, reach out to SADAG for ad­vice on how to help a friend who may be sui­ci­dal.

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