Only 1 in 5 teens seek help for their depression or suicidal thoughts. Here are things to do if a friend comes to you for help.
- Don’t panic! Remain calm and remember that you can help.
- Listen carefully. Let your friend know that you care. Be supportive and don’t judge them.
- Take it seriously.
- Seek help. Get a trusted adult to help you.
- Ask if they are thinking about suicide.
- Do not leave your friend alone. If you cannot stay with them, find someone you trust.