Take 5 Minutes 4 Suicide Prevention! Please...
Suicide prevention is close to my heart. Take a moment and check out this information. You never really know what is happening in someone else's life- even those the closest to you. Please share. There is no time like the present to let others know "If you are hurting, I care."
If you are in crisis or are suicidal, please call the (US) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255
Don't live in the US and are in crisis or are suicidal? Check out the International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders.org.
Click to Chat in the US with someone by using the button on the right side of the Lifeline home page HERE.
Learn about how to Create a Safety Plan HERE by clicking on "Make a Safety Plan" tab and consider using THIS Safety Plan Template. Both George and I have one!
Visit Safe Space for a calming, de-stressing environment HERE
Download the MY3 app for your smartphone: Click to access: iTunes & Google Play.
Lived through a suicide attempt? Check out With Help Comes Hope - support for persons living with suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.
Support others using this helpful Suicide Prevention Toolkit. Great ideas for Facebook & Twitter. Also check out AFSP's "I Am: Worried About Someone."
Lost a loved one/friend to suicide or know someone who has? Check out the AFSP's "Coping With Suicide Loss" support section.
Don't know what to say to someone who is going through a rough time? Check out this page here to find out how to: Help Someone Else
Do not miss out on my favorite support website with free "researched based ways for managing the most painful moments of life" at Now Matters Now.
Participate in supporting Suicide Prevention Research by attending an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out Of Darkness Event/Walk or supporting someone who is attending. George and I participated in Chicago's Out of the Darkness Event in September 2014 & 2015 and they were very powerful. We are planning on attending again in 2016! There are community walks all over the country.
Learn more by checking out two fabulous websites: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention And National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
*Nothing in this blog is intended to be taken as medical advice. Please consult your health care professional. I will attempt to keep info up-to-date. If you are having a difficult time, please reach out to someone or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).
-George and I will be participating in Chicagoland Out of Darkness Walk Event to raise money for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (afsp.org) in support of anyone who has struggled with mental illness, suicidal thoughts, or who's loved one died by suicide. Check out our page by clicking on the event button on the right side of the home page or go to ChicagoWalk.org. Community walks are located all around the US-find one near you!
*All links above are up to date as of 10/5/2016. If you find a broken link, please let me know!