#Bethe1To…help someone in crisis

If you are hurting or know someone who is hurting - please speak up and call this number for support.  1-800-273-8255 (TALK).  It is available 24/7 and is free, confidential and is available for you or your loved ones.

We all can be a part to help prevent suicide.  Here are 5 steps that you can use to help a loved one who may be in a crisis.

The 5 Steps Are:
#BeThe1To Ask
Ask the tough question.
When somebody you know is in emotional pain, ask them directly:
“Are you thinking about killing yourself?”

#BeThe1To Keep Them Safe
Is your friend thinking about suicide?
Ask if they’ve thought about how they would do it and
separate them from anything they could use to hurt themselves.

#BeThe1To Be There
If your friend is thinking about suicide,
Listen to their reasons for feeling hopeless and in pain.
Listen with compassion and empathy and without dismissing or judging.

#BeThe1To Help Them Connect
Help your friend connect to a support system, whether it’s 800-273-
TALK(8255), family, friends, clergy, coaches, co-workers or therapists, so
they have a network to reach out to for help.

#BeThe1To Follow Up
Check in with the person you care about on a regular basis.
Making contact with a friend in the days and weeks after a crisis can make
a difference in keeping them alive.


Find out why this can save a life at BeThe1To.com
If you’re struggling, call the Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


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