Approach your friend and let him/ her know you have noticed.
Ask about his/ her well-being.
Listen to his/ her problems and feelings.
Be accepting, do not judge.
Be patient and gentle.
Show that you care.
Ask openly and directly if he/ she is thinking of harming himself/ herself.
Take threats seriously.
Don’t offer empty words or reassurance.
Don’t give up on your friends – maintain contact with the person at risk.
Never assume that talk of suicide is simply a manipulation for attention.
Don’t think that having previously failed an attempted suicide will prevent someone from another attempt.
Don’t minimize your friend’s pain