Encouragement means hope.
Renewed determination generates hope. When distressed people feel a sense of hope, burdens become
lighter because they are viewed differently. Hope enables a person to think about solving problems
rather than being overwhelmed by them.
PART B - ACTIONS TO AVOID IN SUICIDE SITUATIONS
Don't leave anyone alone if you believe the risk for suicide is imminent.
Don't assume the person isn't the suicidal "type."
Don't act shocked at what the person tells you.
Don't debate the morality of self-destruction or talk about how it may hurt others. This may
induce more guilt.
Don't keep a deadly secret. Tell someone what you suspect.