John Rosemond, American Columnist answered a question recently from a parent who’s 12-year-old told them he was thinking about suicide. FIRST! They were lucky he talked to them in the FIRST place…..most people DON’T talk about it, they just do it!
Those left behind spend the rest of their lives asking, “What could I have possibly done to prevent this loss of precious life?”
1. Make statements as opposed to asking questions! Give facts such as, “To be honest, suicide is an inappropriate response to a problem, no matter how big the problem seems to be at the moment, so let’s talk about real solutions rather than dwelling on your feelings, etc.” FACTS instead of FEELINGS! Lead the conversations to get the individual to think correctly about ways to find solutions to the problems that are creating the “out of control emotions”.
Go to John Rosemond’s Face Book Page or just Google his name and get his books. His parenting advice (old school) about raising children is excellent and he gives a lot of valuable advice.
Remember, if you are lucky enough to get to talk about it…………FACTS not FEELINGS!