My heart is broken over the recent teen murder-suicide and has me thinking about why some individuals are able to live with distress for long periods of time while others contemplate and even succeed at suicide. How can we tell when someone is considering suicide? What can we do when we know someone is contemplating suicide?
There is no doubt that suicide is a complicated issue. With the help of Cobain’s book Dying to Be Free, this article will look at the risk factors and warning signs of suicide while offering practical tips for how to help others.