It can be frightening if you or someone you care about has thoughts of suicide. You may ask what you can do to keep them safe, while looking after yourself.
There are a number of reasons someone might feel suicidal. People who have lost someone to suicide are at greater risk of suicide themselves.
Saying to someone; "Are you thinking of killing yourself?” is not going to increase their risk of suicide. Many people who are suicidal want help, but don't know how to ask.
Suicide Safety has some key points for keeping safe. This page shows where you can get help. The Suicide Safety Plan is a tool to assist you. Complete your plan alongside someone you trust. The Suicide Safety Plan will be your personal guide for getting through the period of feeling suicidal.
Suicide resources and information is more prevention resources, plus information for people dealing with a suicide in their family or community.