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Dealing with Suicidal feelings

Overview

Have you ever noticed somebody acting strange and withdrawn? Maybe you suspect that they are sad or need someone to talk to. And if they want to be left alone it’s natural to avoid the subject in case you make it worse.

Sometimes people become so overwhelmed with a problem in their life that they contemplate intentionally taking their own life. It’s a horrible situation. But many people suffering with suicidal thoughts haven’t decided they definitely want to die. This means knowing how to talk about suicide, however uncomfortable it may be, can save someone’s life.

By the end of this course you'll be able to:

  • Recognise the reasons people consider suicide and who is at risk
  • Identify any suicidal warning signs
  • Have a successful conversation about suicidal thoughts
  • Assist someone who needs immediate help

Why take this course?

Suicide is a difficult topic but it may be closer than you think. Taking this course will teach you who is most at risk, and how to spot warning signs, start a conversation and seek appropriate help. So you can save yourself, or someone you know, from harm.