Today, we will talk about the last step of the 5 Action Steps from #BeThe1To’s campaign for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – connecting our loved ones with ongoing supports to establish a safety net for moments when they are feeling distressed and in a crisis. Just like the other steps, this last one has also been adjusted by the #BeThe1To campaign to help us stay connected during physical distancing.
HELP THEM CONNECT
Helping people connect with other services that can support them is still possible while staying physically distant. Developing a safety plan is still an important step and can be done through the My3 app.
The Lifeline (800-273-8255) is another great option during times of distance – trained counselors are available to call or chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.
Another option to allow people to feel connected by distance is the Vibrant Safe Space website. The Safe Space is home to resources and tools to provide you with some extra support in an emotionally safe environment.
A third option is to connect to a tele-mental health provider that can provide them with regular and consistent support from a mental health professional.
We also recently posted on how to create a safety plan to help keep lived ones safe during moment when they find themselves in a crisis. Click here to see the post.
For more information, visit the source https://www.bethe1to.com/bethe1to-and-covid-19/.
If you or someone you know are exhibiting any warning signs of suicide, please seek help by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).