My Friend Needs Help
Are you worried about a friend? Are they talking about wanting to die or saying you and the world would be better off without them? Has their mood or behaviour changed a lot? Do they stay home and never want to go out anymore? Are they losing weight or not sleeping?
Your friend may need help and as their friend, there are some things you can do. Try talking to them to find out what's on their mind. Don't be afraid to ask if they are thinking about suicide. Talking about things is helpful. If a friend is thinking about hurting themselves or hurting someone else, see if there is an adult they trust that they can talk to. Offer to go with them for support. If they refuse your help, don't let them convince you to keep this a secret.
You do not have to tackle it alone. Taking care of yourself is one of the best things you can do when trying to take care of someone else. Rather than trying to have all the answers, seek support from professionals who are around to help you.
If your friend isn't willing to talk with someone you can:
To find out more about what you can do and how you can help a friend check out these resources:
For information and support, try:
To find therapy, try:
For information on mental health, drugs, stress, and anything else you can think of, try:
Access our list of 24-hour crisis lines on our Emergency page.