If someone is seriously contemplating suicide, do you really think it is possible for them to make a decision to live?

We know that those thinking aboutsuicide do not necessarily want to die, but do want help in reducing the pain they are experiencing so that they can go on to lead productive, fulfilling lives. There is often a lot of ambivalence surrounding the decision to take one’s own life, and by recognizing this, and discussing it, we can help the person struggling with suicide start to recognize alternative options for managing their suffering. Often  people thinking of suicide are experiencing intolerable emotional pain, which can be experiened as e unrelenting. They often feel hopeless and trapped. By helping them to recognize and explore alternatives to dying, we can helpplant seeds of hope.

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Our Impact The topic and word "suicide" is not so scary after taking a training from the Crisis Centre of BC. I'm grateful to have been here today, and am hopeful that I can help people in the future. safeTALK participant, Agassiz