It is Point 3 and having a crisis action plan that makes Point 2 so important. These two points work together. The only reason to recognize a crisis is to take an action against it. The need for each point is created by the other point.
One of the greatest problems with current suicide prevention is in communication, and starting these difficult conversations. Point 3 is a tool that opens up the lines of communication between suffers and supports. Either can go to the other when concerned to ask for help and create a course of action to help; bringing comfort to both parties.