Helping a Suicidal Student: SIREN Model

Helping a Suicidal Student: SIREN Model

Helping a Suicidal Student: SIREN Model

S:  See/observe warning signs

  • Isolation from others
  • Expressing hopelessness

I: Inquire/ask for more information

  • "What do you mean when you say..."
  • "Are you having thoughts about suicide?"

R: Reflect/show you understand

  • "It sounds like you have been going through a really difficult time."
  • "It must be hard to feel lonely."

E: Encourage/instill hope and help

  • "You are not alone in this...  people care about you."
  • "There are people who can help you."

N: Network/connect with reaources

  • "Councelors at CAPS can give you more support."
  • How about you and I walk to CAPS right now"