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5 Ways You Can Help a Friend Who Feels Suicidal


Suicide is kind of a dirty word in the world we live in. It’s not talked about often enough. A lot of us don’t know what to do if someone we know confesses they’re suicidal. Do we just ignore it? How are you supposed to act towards them? What is actually wrong with them? Here are some tips.

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