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Talk About It: Suicide. Prevention.

September 15, 2016

In an emergency, contact:

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Psychiatric hospital walk-in clinic
Hospital emergency room
Urgent care center/clinic
Call 911

Suicide.

Suicide prevention.

Friend and colleague Sara Lund recently listed 10 things each of us can do that will help save lives. It’s with her gracious permission that I share them with you here.

We’re going to take this list slowly.

Please read, absorb, apply as needed and then repeat as needed.

Please. —

2. Talk about suicide.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, tell someone. The more you talk about it to other people, the more likely you are to find help and support. Tell family members, pastors, friends, co-workers, and mental health professionals.
If you have a loved one who is feeling suicidal, talk about it. Talk to that person and ask directly how they are doing with their thinking around self-harm. Help them to monitor their thoughts, checking for warning signs that the person might be preparing to take action.

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One Comment
  1. Don’t be afraid to talk about it!

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