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Know Where to Go — Suicide Prevention, number 4

September 17, 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. —

4. Know where to go.

All of us need to know the local, regional and national resources that offer prevention, education, and support services for mental health.

Know who your local mental health care professionals are in your neighborhood.

Where would a person in your neighborhood who needs emergency psychiatric help go? Find out.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness can link you to local NAMI chapters that provide resources and services.

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