Those are some of the things that can help a suicidal person want to live again. And stay alive, too.

The book Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals describes many ways to help a suicidal person tap into these healing forces.

This website supplements the book. Here, you will find information about Helping the Suicidal Person, other helpful books, websites, trainings, and more: 

About the Book
Other Books
Other Resources


If you came to this site because you are thinking of suicide, or because you are concerned about someone else, please check out my other website,

There, you will find helpful articles and resources. Lots of them.

If you need to talk with someone immediately and you live in the U.S., please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255 (TALK) or text START to 741-741. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or click here for other resources around the world. also contains information about other free crisis hotlines, text lines, chat lines, and email assistance that help people touched by suicide and suicidality in different ways: 

If You Are Suicidal
Family & Friends
Attempt Survivors
Suicide Loss Survivors