• Question: How would you go about talking someone out of suicide or depression?

    Asked by Someone called Kian to Ed - Mental Health Nurse on 5 Feb 2019.
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      Ed Freshwater answered on 5 Feb 2019:

      That’s a really tricky situation, and one I’ve had to do more often than I like to remember. There’s no simple answer to that – for the most part its about listening, offering hope. I don’t try to “talk someone out of it” but help them to do that themselves. People in emotional pain need to be able to get that pain out through talking, crying, shouting. So the best answer I can give is “it depends”.