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What can teachers/parents/adults do?

If you suspect a problem you should:
• Be aware of the behaviours that concern them, note how long the behaviours have been going on, and how often and how severe they seem
• Send them to a mental health professional or the child’s doctor for evaluation and diagnosis
• Get accurate information from libraries, hotlines and other sources
• Ask questions about treatments and services in your community
• Talk to other families in your community
• Give them the South African Depression and Anxiety Group Help Line Number: (011) 783-1474

Everyone Can Help Prevent Suicide By:

• Eliminating myths about suicide
• Identifying people with risk factors for suicide
• Learning the warning signs of possible suicide
• Intervening early if there is a suspicion of suicide
• Following through to make sure that people with suicidal ideas, or plans have received the help they need