Tuesday 6 December 2016

The six-step system

Published 17/02/2010 | 05:00

1 Explore invitations: look out for the warning signs that suggest suicide might be a risk

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2 Sensitively but directly ask the person if they are thinking of killing themselves

3 Listen to the person's reasons for dying and for living

4 Review the risk that suicide poses: the when, where and how

5 Work with the person to construct a safe-plan to prevent the risk of suicide

6 Follow-up on the commitments that you and the person at risk have madeSOME Useful numbers

Teen-Line: 1800 833 634 (Website: www.teenline.ie)

Console: 1800 201 890 (Website: www.console.ie)

Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90 (Website: www.samaritans.org)

Childline: 1850 66 66 66 (Website: www.childline.ie)

Aware: 1890 303 302 (Website: www.aware.ie)

ASIST Training: (Website: www.livingworks.net)

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