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Loving Someone with Suicidal Thoughts or Self-Harming with Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW| 1.31.2024

In this episode, Kristen and guest Stacey Freedenthal, a psychotherapist, author, and educator specializing in suicide risk, dive deep into the complexities of loving someone with suicidal thoughts or self-harm. They provide a deeper understanding of how to effectively support and communicate with loved ones navigating these challenging mental health issues.

You'll Learn

  • How to recognize signs that a loved one might be at risk of suicide or self-injury.
  • How to approach and communicate with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts or engaging in self-harm.
  • Tips for creating a safe and non-judgmental space for loved ones to share their feelings and struggles.
  • The role of professional help in managing and treating suicidal ideation and self-harm.
  • Ways to take care of your own mental health while supporting someone going through such challenges.




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This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is being provided to you to educate you about ideas on stress management and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not psychotherapy/counseling in any form.