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Helping Your Loved One Who is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Publication Date: May 12, 2021

Helping Your Loved One Who is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends


This guide, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will help families who have a loved one who is suicidal or has made a suicide attempt. It provides information on understanding suicide, warning signs and action steps to take, and how to prevent future attempts and keep your loved one safe.