Suicide rates are up by 33% from 1999 and mental health experts are calling for us to normalize conversations about suicide!
If you notice changes in your loved one or worry they might be having suicidal thoughts, USA Today offers a few life saving tips that could make a difference.
- Tip 1. If someone seems different, don’t ignore it
- Tip 2. Don’t be afraid to ask. Then act
- Tip 3. Pay special attention when someone is going through a difficult time
- Tip 4. If someone makes an attempt and survives, continue to be there
- Tip 5. You don’t need to have all the answers, but do know where to go for help
Suicide Lifeline: If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time of day or night or chat online.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they dial 741741.