If your loved one is thinking about suicide, take the third step and #BeThe1To be there. This could mean being physically present for somoene, speaking with them on the phone when you can, or any other that shows support for the person at risk. Being there for someone with thoughts of suicide is life-saving and…Read More
Cultivate…HOPE by playing ABC Planning.
Help your child build resilience by teaching them ABC Planning, a simple tool that is good for almost any age. When your child is planning for an important event, help them think through not only their Plan A, but also a Plan B and even a Plan C. Allow them to think through their own…Read More
Cultivate… HABITS by practicing self-care!
While you are supporting and helping your child who may be in crisis, it is especially important for you as a parent or caregiver to also take care of yourself. Practicing self-care does not mean you are choosing yourself over your loved one. It simply means that you are being mindful of your own needs…Read More
Cultivate…SAFETY by creating a safety plan!
After the “Ask” step, and you’ve determined suicide is indeed being talked about, it’s important to find out a few things to establish immediate safety. Have they previously attempted suicide before talking with you? Does your loved one experiencing thoughts of suicide have a detailed plan? What kind of access to highly lethal means do they…Read More
Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by knowing the warning signs!
#BeThe1To share these warning signs with everyone you know. Evidence shows that knowledge and awareness can help you determine if your loved one is at risk for suicide. People often express one or more warning signs before attempting suicide. In general, a person expressing one or more of the following warning signs may be considering…Read More
Cultivate…COMMUNICATION by asking “the question!”
In honor of #SuicidePreventionMonth, OKPTA Cultivate will be sharing #BeThe1To’s 5 action steps that you can take to help your friends and family in a suicidal crisis. Visit http://www.bethe1to.com to learn more about the campaign message for National Suicide Prevention Month. If you think someone might be considering suicide, take the first step and #BeThe1To…Read More
Cultivate…RELATIONSHIPS by taking 40 seconds of action!
A person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. We are asking you to join us in taking 40 seconds of action between today, World Suicide Prevention Day, and October 10th, World Mental Health Day. Positive relationships save lives. Click the link to find out how you can take 40 seconds to start a live-saving conversation.…Read More
Cultivate…HOPE by becoming resilience-informed parents!
Welcome to the first post of the OKPTA’s Prevention and Safety Committee! Every day of the week we will work together to cultivate a different practice. Mondays we will focus on HOPE. We can’t think of a better way to start our journey together because there is HOPE for our children. We all know the…Read More