Some signs that a person is at risk:
- Always tired, irritated or discouraged.
- Isolating, no longer interested in social activities, school or work.
- Openly talks about death or makes funeral arrangements.
- Threatens to take his/her own life.
- Writes poetry, songs or letters about suicide and death.
- Starts giving away personal possessions.
- Cries easily.
- Changes his/her appearance.
- Adopts risky behaviour, such as aggression or carelessness.
- 1Encourage dialogue so the person can express his/her feelings.
- 2Pay attention and show empathy.
- 3Do not judge.
- 4Make it clear that you are concerned about the person’s situation.
- 5Take the person seriously.
- 6Reassure the person by being there and being available.
- 7Remove all dangerous items in the immediate environment.
- 8Consult a professional.
- 9In an emergency situation, hospitalization may be an option.
Misconceptions and facts about suicide risk
Our support services are confidential, and can:
- Help the child/adolescent and their family adapt.
- Mobilize support to find lasting solutions.
- Arrange for the transition to less intensive help or other personalized services.
- Determine the cause of the distress, and propose appropriate tools to help the person get through a difficult situation.
You will feel that you are being listened to and understood, and that your privacy will be protected. We will help you find solutions that will help you get through this difficult time.