Someone I Know Needs Help
… life and death forces were battling it out, and this battle can continue up to very near the time of death, leaving people confused about why someone would do something life-affirming one moment and then die the next. The only way out of this confusion is to recognize the deep ambivalence that characterizes even the most suicidal person.
Identifying the warning signs of suicide
If you’re here you are concerned that someone you know and care about is at risk of suicide. A widely used mnemonic–IS PATH WARM* can help identify the warning signs of suicide.
IS PATH WARM
You can ask for help too
Helplines aren’t just for people in crisis. If you are feeling overwhelmed or don’t know where to start, calling a helpline can help you engage with the person at risk of suicide and connect you to resources in your area.
Resources and References
* American Association of Suicidology
** Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)