• Take the person seriously and realize that he or she is not joking but is telling you his or her plan.
  • If the person is threatening, talking about, or making specific plans for suicide, this is a crisis requiring immediate attention.
  • Do not leave the person alone.
  • Remove any firearms, drugs, or sharp objects that could be used for suicide from the area.
  • Take the person to a walk-in clinic at a psychiatric hospital or a hospital emergency room.
  • Don’t give up on the person. Check on him or her and let them know that you want him or her safe and well.
  • If these options are not available, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for assistance.