If you suspect someone you know may be suicidal and if you have detected some warning signs of suicide intention, you may be wondering if you should talk about it. It can be common to be apprehensive and think, "What if the person gets angry? Wouldn't it be awkward? What if I'm wrong?"
But if you don't ask, you won't know. The best way to find out is to ask. Talking about feelings and asking a friend or family member if he/she is thinking about suicide can be very difficult but it will show that you care. Asking if someone wants to end his/her life does not increase the likelihood of it happening. It lets the person to know that he/she can talk about suicide and express his/her feelings freely. Do not worry if you can't find the 'right' words because your attitude and your genuine concern is more important.