The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook: How to Support Someone Who Is Having Suicidal Feelings (Paperback)
Understandably, we may feel extremely cautious about how to approach or talk to someone who is having suicidal thoughts; we may be worried about saying or doing the 'wrong thing' - and this often creates a barrier to helping.
In this pocket guidebook, Joy Hibbins, founder of the charity Suicide Crisis (which runs an award-winning Suicide Crisis Centre which has attracted international attention) shares her invaluable experience of helping people through suicidal crisis.
This book will show you how to: - Understand the complexity of suicidal feelings and what may lead to a crisis- Be aware of factors that can increase someone's risk of suicide- Directly ask someone about suicidal thoughts- Build empathy and a strong connection with the individual in crisis- Learn strategies to support someone and help them survive
The fact that you care, and you want to help, can make such a difference to someone who is in need of support.