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Dos and Don’tsDon’t argue about the moral issue of suicide or lecture on the value of life.DO validate that depression and suicidal feelings are real, common, and treatable.Don’t promise to keep the person’s suicidal thoughts a secret.DO get assistance. A judgment should be made by a mental health professional aboutthe seriousness of a suicidal thought or behavior.