September 9, 2022 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers tips for National Suicide Prevention Month
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is asking Tri-Cities Cougs to #BeThe1To:
- Ask the tough question directly if someone is experiencing emotional pain: “Are you contemplating suicide?”
- Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way.
- NAMI offers resources for how to ask someone about suicide
- Be there.
- Listening without judgment helps people feel less depressed, suicidal and overwhelmed.
- Keep them safe.
- If someone is thinking of suicide, ask if they have a plan. If so, help separate them from lethal means for suicide.
- Help them stay connected.
- Connect someone you’re concerned about to resources including hotlines, WSU Tri-Cities Counseling Services, friends and family.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a new three-digit dialing code: 988
- For TTY: Use you preferred relay service or dial 711 followed by 1-800-273-8255
- The Trans Lifeline is 1-877-565-8860
- The Trevor Project LGTBQ youth crisis line is 1-866-488-7386 or thetrevorproject.org
- The Veterans Crisis line text and chat is veteranscrisisline.net
- WSU Tri-Cities Counseling Services is located in Floyd 101A
- Crisis Hotline: (509)554-5684
- Concerned about yourself or a fellow Coug? Fill out a Student Care Network Form and get support.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-372-7153
- Follow up.
- Check in with the person you care about on a regular basis.