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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free, confidential crisis counseling 24/7/365. You don't have to be suicidal to call. Acct not monitored 24/7.
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The Lifeline 13h
It can be hard to know what to say to someone who's recently lost a loved one to . Here are some ideas of what to say (and not to say) via the .
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billie eilish May 22
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AFSP New Jersey May 22
Having an authentic and real conversation about your mental health with someone can shed light on just how much your friends have got your back. 🎨:
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The Lifeline May 22
Thanks for a about having real convos 😉 till next time!
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The Lifeline May 22
A6: We're here for anyone struggling, 24/7/365 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Learn about warning signs, risk factors, & more @ . And learn how to help someone else with the 5 steps of by visiting .
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Mental Health America May 22
A6: uses proven tools to check for symptoms of 10 different conditions. A screening is not a diagnosis, but it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation about your mental health.
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Mental Health America May 22
Love this: "A doesn't have to a big deal convo. ." 👏 Normalize conversations on .
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention May 22
A5: First things first: give yourself a pat on the back for having a with someone! You let someone you care about know they’re not alone. It’s not always easy, but it’s incredibly important.
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention May 22
A5: Follow up to let the other person know it was okay to open up, that you care, and that you’re still a “safe” person to talk to about mental health.
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Johnson County Mental Health Center May 22
A5. Check in regularly. Can be casual. Be genuine & follow up on any action steps you discussed (like connecting to resources). Be positive again about that person's willingness to open up to you. Stopping and listening after asking "How are you?" goes a long way.
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention May 22
A5: Here are two examples of how to follow up from your : - "You know, you've been on my mind since we had that conversation the other day." - “I've really been thinking about what we talked about, and I want to circle back. How're you feeling since we spoke?”
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The Lifeline May 22
A5: Following up is so important because there is evidence that even a simple form of reaching out, like sending a caring postcard, can potentially reduce a person's risk for suicide.
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The Lifeline May 22
A5: Follow up a by leaving a message, sending a text, or giving them a call. This type of contact is so important because it can continue to increase their feelings of connectedness and share your ongoing support. It also lets them know you truly care. (1/2)
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention May 22
A4: Treat your own mental health like you would physical health. Your mental health and talking about it is important, so making sure that you approach it as such is crucial. Learn more tips on how to reach out from our guide:
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Mental Health America May 22
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A4: MHA has more ways to get started with talking about your here: [] and here: []
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The Lifeline May 22
A4: And if you're worried about telling someone you know, the Lifeline is here for you, 24/7/365 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call is confidential and free. (2/2)
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The Lifeline May 22
A4: If you're struggling, don't be afraid to reach out. We know it can be scary, but it's one of the bravest things you can do! Choose a close friend or relative & ask them if they have some time to talk because you haven't been feeling like yourself lately. (1/2)
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The Lifeline May 22
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This! 🙌💯
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Art With Impact May 22
A3: This is so important! Asking directly and being mindful of language is key - asking 'are you considering suicide?' is preferred, versus something like 'you're not thinking about killing yourself, are you?' one implies shame and one is nonjudgmental & helpful
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention May 22
A3: Unsure of what to say? Here are some supportive statements you can say during your : - “I’m right here with you.” - “I love you no matter what, and we’re going to get through this together.”
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