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VIDEO: How to talk to someone considering suicide

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On Wednesday, Karin sat down with Tricia Vowels of Community Health Services and Taia Jones-Castillo, a QPR Instructor On Wednesday, Karin sat down with Tricia Vowels of Community Health Services and Taia Jones-Castillo, a QPR Instructor
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

On Wednesday, Karin sat down with Tricia Vowels of Community Health Services and Taia Jones-Castillo, a QPR Instructor, to talk about what you should say, and what you should not say, to someone contemplating suicide.

Many people say the wrong things, even when they're trying to help. Here are some examples:

Not supportive

"Get over it"

"Pull yourself together"

"Just put a smile on your face"

"You don't seem that bad to me"

Supportive

Listen

Play close attention

Don't interrupt

Give hope for recovery

Warning signs

Loss, financial or relationship

Fear of being burdensome to others

Diagnosis of serious illness or chronic pain

If you need help, or if you know a person who is considering suicide, here are some numbers you can call:

QPR - (806) 392-1886

Contact Lubbock - (806) 765-8393

National Suicide Hotline - 1-800-SUICIDE

For a list of local resources, you can consult the Suicide Prevention Resource Guide for the South Plains.

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