Most people dont know when someone is suicidal. They play it off very well. So how are you supposed to reach out to someone who is suicidal if you have NO idea they are? If you do know, then yes, of course reach out, but otherwise what are you supposed to do? It's the main thing people say after someone takes their own life "I wish I had known something was wrong." People are not mind readers and body language can only tell you so much, but that also depends on the person and how they present themself. We can't expect someone to ask every single person if they're ok, just to make sure they arent suicidal and even if you did, guarantee they would lie and say everything is fine. How do I know? because I was that person. Did I attempt? No. Did I think about it? Yes. Did anyone notice? Only my mom and only because she knows me better than anyone. Even then she only thought I was in a slump. So no, it's not on just the families and friends to reach out. It's on the victim to reach out too because not everyone is gonna be able to tell. Just how it is. Reach out, get help. Youd be amazed how many people care and want to help. Even complete strangers. It's why the suicide hotline was created. Because complete strangers recognize how important your life is and even if they dont know you, they care and want to help.