In Hong Kong, the most recent data reports the suicide rate as 10 people per 100,000, but the number could be higher. The better informed we are about suicide, the more confident we feel to speak to someone who may be at risk. Photo: Shutterstock In Hong Kong, the most recent data reports the suicide rate as 10 people per 100,000, but the number could be higher. The better informed we are about suicide, the more confident we feel to speak to someone who may be at risk. Photo: Shutterstock
In Hong Kong, the most recent data reports the suicide rate as 10 people per 100,000, but the number could be higher. The better informed we are about suicide, the more confident we feel to speak to someone who may be at risk. Photo: Shutterstock
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Suicide Prevention Week: experts’ tips on how to recognise someone is at risk, and how you can help – listen, stay calm and never dismiss their feelings

  • Be aware of changes in a person’s behaviour, don’t be afraid to ask how they feel, be supportive and don’t judge them. Let them know you care and want them safe
  • You can offer emotional support simply by giving them space to talk and listening. It can be upsetting to hear that someone is distressed, but try to stay calm

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In Hong Kong, the most recent data reports the suicide rate as 10 people per 100,000, but the number could be higher. The better informed we are about suicide, the more confident we feel to speak to someone who may be at risk. Photo: Shutterstock In Hong Kong, the most recent data reports the suicide rate as 10 people per 100,000, but the number could be higher. The better informed we are about suicide, the more confident we feel to speak to someone who may be at risk. Photo: Shutterstock
In Hong Kong, the most recent data reports the suicide rate as 10 people per 100,000, but the number could be higher. The better informed we are about suicide, the more confident we feel to speak to someone who may be at risk. Photo: Shutterstock
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