Arbor Family Counseling

Suicidal Concerns!

Concerned if A Co-Worker, Family Member or Friend is Suicidal?

 

How do you approach?

 

  • Ask the person if they need help to manage how they are feeling.
  • It is important to become familiarized with services available locally and online.
  • If they feel they do need help, discuss the options they have for seeking help and encourage them

to use those options.

  • Encouraging them to call EAP is a good place to start – 402-330-0960

What if the person does not want help?

  • You should find out if there are any specific reasons why they do not want to seek help. They may

be based on mistaken beliefs. You may be able help the person overcome their worry about

seeking help.

  • If the person still doesn’t want help after you’ve explored their reasons, let them know that if they

change

their mind in the future they can contact you.

  • You must respect the person’s right not to seek help unless you believe they are at risk of harming

themselves or others.

 

What if the person is Suicidal?

  • Suicide can be prevented. Most suicidal people do not want to die. They simply do not want to live

with the pain.

  • It is important to take suicidal thoughts and behaviours seriously.
  • Openly talking about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.
  • It is important that you know the warning signs and risk factors for suicide, and the reasons why a

person might have thoughts of suicide.

Helping a person who is suicidal is complex, however there are three key actions to helping a person who is suicidal:

  1. If you think someone may be suicidal, ask them directly.
  2. If they say yes, do not leave them alone.
  3. Link them with professional help.

 

 

 What are the four different ways to have your free EAP sessions?

}  Access EAP sessions:

◦       In Person – At Arbor – 11605 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE- Or in your community

◦       Phone – 1-800-92-7379/402-330-0960

◦       Online – contact through website, www.arborfamilycounseling.com

◦       Web Ex – sessions set up through calling or website requests

 

 What are the four different ways to have your free EAP sessions?

}  Access EAP sessions:

◦       In Person – At Arbor – 11605 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE- Or in your community

◦       Phone – 1-800-92-7379/402-330-0960

◦       Online – contact through website, www.arborfamilycounseling.com

◦       Web Ex – sessions set up through calling or website requests