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Suicide risk

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If you become aware of a suicide risk, immediately contact emergency services.
Signs of a suicide risk

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.
It is very important to seek help, whether from Valoris or elsewhere.
How can I help someone at risk?
  1. 1
    Encourage dialogue so the person can express his/her feelings.
  2. 2
    Pay attention and show empathy.
  3. 3
    Do not judge.
  4. 4
    Make it clear that you are concerned about the person’s situation.
  5. 5
    Take the person seriously.
  6. 6
    Reassure the person by being there and being available.
  7. 7
    Remove all dangerous items in the immediate environment.
  8. 8
    Consult a professional.
  9. 9
    In an emergency situation, hospitalization may be an option.

Misconceptions and facts about suicide risk

We can offer the following services

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.
The Valoris approach

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.

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