After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools | 56 Address feelings of responsibility. By saying…. Help students understand that they are not responsible for the suicide of the deceased. Reassure those who feel responsible or think they could have done something to save the deceased. “This death is not your fault. We cannot always see the signs because a suicidal person may hide them.” “We cannot always predict someone else’s behavior.” Promote help-seeking. By saying…. Encourage students to seek help from a trusted adult if they or a friend are feeling depressed. “Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.” “We are always here to help you through any problem, no matter what. Who are the people you would go to if you or a friend were feeling worried or depressed or had thoughts of suicide?” “If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, talk with a trusted adult.”