ASK → Where are you?
TELL THEM → There are better options, I can help you.
SEEK COMMITMENT → to defer acting on the plan.
E.g. Let's talk about.
ASK QUESTIONS → What is causing you to feel so bad? How long have you been feeling this way? What can I do to help?
LISTEN to them; VALIDATE their concerns and COMMUNICATE your support.
REMOVE access to objects they could use to hurt themselves.
Encourage them to call Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.
DON'T agree to keep their suicidal thoughts or plans a secret
DON’T assume they will get better without help or that they will seek help on their own.
Help them make an appointment with their GP or other professional.