If you know someone struggling with despair, depression or thoughts of suicide, you may be wondering how to help.

Here are nine things you can do that can make a difference: recognize the warning signs, reach out and ask “are you ok?”, be direct: ask about suicide, assess risk and don’t panic: suicidal feelings aren’t always an emergency, if it’s a crisis: stick around, listen and offer hope, help your loved one make a safety plan, help them tackle the mental health care system.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

April 20, 201910:00 AM ET