For Friends and Family


How to help someone you care about who may be considering suicide. 

Information and Support After a Suicide Attempt

This booklet by the VA is geared toward family members of veterans who survived a suicide attempt, but the information largely is applicable to all attempt survivors and their families. The guide contains good advice on talking with children about a suicide attempt of a family member, separated by age groups: 4-8 year olds; 9-13 year olds;  14-18 year olds.

Warning Signs for Suicide Risk

Verbal signs, physical changes, new behaviors, and triggering events linked to suicide are described here. (Sponsored by the Samaritans.)

Danielle Spires