Suicide Prevention Resources
Learn to recognize the signs and don't be afraid to ask the question
"Are you thinking about suicide?"
These are just some examples and if you aren't sure if someone is having thoughts of suicide, the best way to find out is to ask.
Research suggests acknowledging and talking about suicide may in fact reduce, rather than increase suicidal ideation.*
* Dazzi, T., Gribble, R., Wessely, S., & Fear, N. T. (2014). Does asking about suicide and related behaviours induce suicidal ideation? What is the evidence? Psychological Medicine, 44(16), 3361–3363. doi:10.1017/s0033291714001299