A note about suicide

The thought of your family member completing suicide may leave you paralyzed with fear. Talking with your family member may help him to get help and avoid an attempt.

Though people living with mental illness are at higher risk of committing suicide than the general population, there are people living with mental illness who are most at risk:

Worrying signs:

Follow your instincts if you sense a reason for concern.

It is a common myth that just raising the subject of suicide with a family member will put the idea in his head or drive him to take action. In fact, talking may help. Some strategies to use if you fear your family member feels suicidal:

Resources to help: