Year: 2005 Source: Visions Journal, v.2, no.7, (Fall 2005), p.37-38 SIEC No: 20052178

The Concerned Other Program provides an opportunity for participants to: 1) discuss the suicidality of the loved one in safe surrounds, 2) explore their emotional needs & validate their concerns, 3) learn about depression, suicide prevention & safety plans, 4) learn how to check for suicidal thoughts of other family members/friends, & 5) obtain practical coping skills & strategies. By understanding your role, boundaries, & emotional turmoil Ð plus learning more about suicide prevention strategies Ð you will be in the best position to help your loved one through a suicidal crisis. (LC)