Posted on September 10th, 2019 in Uncategorized

Suicide prevention month — #bethe1to

September is #SuicidePreventionMonth! #BeThe1To play a role in suicide prevention. Here’s how. #SPM19

MONDAY: Ask — If you think someone might be in emotional pain, take the first step and #BeThe1To ask. Ask how they are doing? Ask if they need help? Ask because you are concerned. Just Ask! #SPM19

TUESDAY: Keep Them Safe — If you ask someone if they are thinking about suicide and they say yes, take the second step and #BeThe1To keep them safe. Separate them from anything they are thinking of using to hurt themselves. #SuicidePreventionMonth #SPM19

WEDNESDAY: Be There — If someone you know is thinking about suicide, take the third step and #BeThe1To be there. Listen to their reasons for feeling hopeless and in pain. Listen without judgment and with compassion and empathy. #SuicidePreventionMonth #SPM19

THURSDAY: Help Them Connect — If someone you know is thinking about suicide, take the fourth step: #BeThe1To help them connect to resources. Help them build a support system, including 800-273-TALK (8255), family, friends, clergy, coaches, co-workers or therapists. #SuicidePreventionMonth #SPM19

FRIDAY: Follow Up — If someone you know tells you they’ve been thinking about suicide, don’t forget to take the last step and #BeThe1To follow up with them. It can make all the difference. #SuicidePreventionMonth #SPM19