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15 Tangible Ways to Support Suicide Attempt Survivors

When someone you love survives a suicide attempt, it’s natural to want to help and be there for them. After all, meaningful social connections can be one of the most powerful ways to support people who struggle with their mental health. However, it can be hard to know what to say or do — and you don’t want to accidentally invalidate a loved one’s experience.

When you’re considering how you can best let your loved one know you’re there for them, make it personal. According to Shenell D. Evans, Ph.D., a psychologist in Brooklyn, New York, when someone you love is struggling, think about what really reminds you of that person, lets them know you care about their well-being and tells them they’re not alone.

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