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23 Dec 2009

Attempted suicide
One of our staff members tried to commit suicide. He is going through a very difficult divorce and custody battle for his child. He is also been referred for counselling by our company. I did not know how to react when he told me. Although I knew as he was in ICU for a few days. What should have been my response? I already told him before that he can always talk to me even he does not report to me.
I do not believe in suicide. I can not give him my real views about it becauce luckily I never realy went through this myself.
I told him to think about his child and that she will always need her daddy does not matter what. Did this not do more damage?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I doubt that you have done any damage, and your concerned and caring response will have been helpful. Make sure that he gets the right sort of expert help, and that if he is already seeing a counsellor, be sure they have the full picture.
Candice's response is wise and useful.
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