Take it seriously (50 - 75 % of all people who attempt suicide tell someone about their plan)
Ask them questions
Encourage them to seek professional help, offer to help schedule an appointment if necessary
If they will allow it, offer to go to the appointment with them
Take action. If the person is threatening or making specific plans for suicide they require immediate attention and should not be left alone
Remove any firearms, drugs or sharp objects from their environment
Take them to a walk-in clinic or a hospital emergency room
Follow-up with the them and offer support and encouragement after they begin treatment
Addiction & Mental Health Services - Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington provides support and services to over 4,000 people in our community with mental health and or addiction concerns.
Our head office is in Kingston, with client service sites located in Napanee and by appointment in Amherstview, Northbrook, Sharbot Lake, Tamworth and Verona.
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