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Suicide Prevention Month

September is 
National Suicide Prevention Month

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The month of September is dedicated to raising awareness of suicide prevention and how we all can help in preventing suicide, encourage healing, and give hope. 

So, what can you do? Take the time to listen, connect, or share the resources below!  

We're here to help too, so if you are in need of support, please reach out to us at 425-640-1358 and we will connect you with a counselor.

 

Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide.

Also consider if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful or difficult event, loss, or change.  

suicide warning signs

1. ASK

When someone is in emotional pain, ask them directly "Are you thinking about suicide?"

2. BE THERE

If your loved one is thinking about suicide, listen with compassion and without judgement to their reasons for feeling hopeless. 

3. KEEP THEM SAFE

If your loved one is thinking about suicide, ask them if they've thought about how they would do it. Separate or remove anything they could use to hurt themselves.

4. HELP CONNECT THEM

Help your loved one connect with support, whether it's family, friends, coaches, or a counselor so they can reach out for help when they need it. 

5. FOLLOW UP

Check in with your loved one. Making regular contact after a crisis makes a difference. 

 

For more information on the 5 Steps and how you can help: #BeThe1To           https://www.bethe1to.com

Created by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline