Do your best to invest in your close relationships so you can more easily notice when something is off.
It is sometimes the case that a person who has been depressed or in crisis for a long time will suddenly become calm or upbeat if they have decided to attempt suicide.
The first thing to know is that your intervention is already a big step toward keeping your loved one safe.
Trying to shame a suicidal person into changing their mind will only make things worse.
The crisis period is the most important time to provide consistent support and reduce access to lethal means.
Suicide may be prevented if loved ones are able to notice and quickly take action.