Preventing Someone’s Suicide Might Be Easier Than You Think

The best way to celebrate Suicide Prevention Week is by not killing yourself. See, that was easy! And now that you’ve saved your own life, let’s learn how to help save someone else’s. Glee’s Kevin McHale and The Trevor Project have some ideas.

While you aren’t responsible for anyone who decides to commit suicide, you can listen assist them in getting the help they need. McHale suggests you tell your suicidal pal “Talk to me,” so they know that someone gives a crap. Accept their feelings, take them seriously, and show genuine concern as talking about suicide will help both of you share more about your own experiences.

If your suicidal buddy has a plan to kill themselves, help keep them safe by telling someone you trust. Also make sure to also connect them to resources like the 24-7 Trevor suicide prevention hotline at (866) 4-U-TREVOR. All calls are confidential and free.

Helping a suicidal friend can be emotionally taxing, so it helps to remember the other people willing to assist you and your friend. It’s also nice to know that the adorkable Mr. McHale is always willing to listen. Oh, the things we would tell him.

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  • Michael

    Kevin is adorable and I love that so many of these straight actors musicians singers love and support us.Its so nice to know that we are not alone and have others behind us trying to help us fight.

  • Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland

    Greetings from Norway!

    I came over this site when reading about The Trevor Project online. Personally I am very passionated by all of the work that The Trevor Project is doing especially their crisis lifeline. I know how it is to be discriminated for being a lesbian, to be told I am sick for loving another woman. Enough is enough there should be equal rights for all no matter who you are or were you live.

    I am running my own fundraiser on a site called Crowdrise, here you can see it: there are many teammembers supporting it from all over the world. I would love you to become a teammember to and help support my fundraiser to raise more funds for helping gay teens.

    Elise Marie

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