• By Laurel Kelly

Consumer Health: What to do when someone’s in danger of suicide

September 6, 2019
a young man standing by a rain-streaked window, looking sad, worried, depressed

Suicide prevention
When people say they are thinking about suicide or act as though they may be considering harming themselves, it can be upsetting. You may not be sure what to do to help, whether you should take them seriously, or if your intervention might make the situation worse. Tuesday is World Suicide Prevention Day. Learn what you can do and how you can help someone in danger of suicide.

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