Post by Mike Miller on Apr 23, 2021 8:36:16 GMT -5
First, you need to get her to a mental health professional if possible. Offer to take her yourself. You can call me or email me at email@example.com and I will help with this.
I also want to make sure a responsible family member (parent, spouse, adult sibling, etc.) is aware. If this is a minor, you must tell her parents immediately.
If she is currently, actively in the process of taking steps (i.e., has pills or a gun and is about to use them), call 911. Often, someone is afraid of taking that step because it seems extreme. We can also be worried that the person will be upset with us. I would rather have someone upset with me and alive than the alternative.
As far as talking to her yourself, I think the priority is to assure her of your love and support, which must also be demonstrated by your presence and willingness to talk and listen. You also want to emphasize how important and valuable she is. Let her know how many lives would suffer if she took her own life. Again, feel free to reach out to me directly if you’d like to talk further. You and/or your friend can also call the Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255.
Moreover, continue to share the Gospel with her. I don’t know of anything that demonstrates the value of a person more than the sacrifice God made to save us from our sins. He really does love us that much.