Make a safety plan based on the immediate risk
If you believe that the person considering suicide is at high risk, call the Distress Line (780-482-4357), Access 24/7 at 780-424-2424 or 911.
Make a plan to keep the person safe. Ask if they have access to anything lethal and if they do, safely remove the items or encourage the person to leave that environment. Only do so if it is safe to. If they are in immediate danger of becoming injured or dying, call 911 or go with them to the nearest emergency department.
If the person is not in immediate danger, ask what would help to keep them safe until they get the support they need. It might be something as simple as a phone call or weekly coffee to check up on them.
Use resources in the person’s network like family or friends and existing relationships with health care practitioners. Try to involve others that the person trusts in the conversation.
Provide information on the local resources available to help.