Get resources for yourself and be the difference for a loved one by offering support and understanding. If you have concerns about a loved one do not be afraid to ask the question, "Are you thinking about suicide?" "Do you have a plan for it?"
Evidence shows that providing support services, talking openly about suicide, eliminating access to lethal means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones are just some of the actions we can all take to prevent suicide.
By offering immediate counseling to everyone that may need it, local crisis centers provide invaluable support at critical times and connect individuals to local services.
Contact your local crisis center to find volunteer opportunities in your community