#BeThe1To: Help Them Connect

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. One of the ways in which we can all work together to help prevent suicide is to get connected. 

By creating a network of resources, individuals who are at risk of suicide have access to supports and can take steps towards positive actions to keep themselves safe. Informal supports include friends and friends. Supportive co-workers and school-staff are additional resources as well as community, cultural, and faith-based supports.

Meeting with a therapist, either for short-term relief or ongoing support can assist with connection to informal and additional medical or mental-health-related care to offer hope during times of despair. CARE Counseling offers outpatient therapy Monday-Friday, is in-network with all major insurances, and has options for same-week availability.

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The following are resource numbers in the case of emergency, times of crisis, or times that additional supports and referrals are needed.

911 Emergency Response

Call 911 for life-threatening situations such as imminent threat of harm to self or others.

Text option is available to those who are unable to make a voice call such as individuals who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. This is an alternative option for those who are in situations in which it is unsafe to talk. This may apply in some situations of reporting a suicidal person. It is important to remember to “call if you can, text if you can’t.”

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call 988 if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. This service is available 24/7.

988 is the new number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. There are services available en-espanol.

Text options are also available. Text HOME to 741741.

1-800-273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line

Call the Veterans Crisis Line if you are a veteran in distress or you are concerned about a veteran who may be experiencing warning signs of a mental health crisis.

This is a 24/7, confidential support resource. Text options are also available. Text 838255 to start a chat.

1-866-488-7386 LGTBQ Youth Crisis Hotline

Call the Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Hotline or Text 838255 if you are seeking support for LGTBQ youth/ young adults. Crisis counselors are available 24/7. The Trevor Project is a great resource for those ages 13-24 to explore identity, seek out supports during times of distress, and connect to additional resources.

Resources:

https://save.org/find-help/crisis-intervention-hotlines/

https://988lifeline.org/

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/#trevorChat

Written By : Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC

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