Suicide is complicated. So is prevention
Los Angeles Times / October 3, 2022
“There’s never any harm in showing that you care about a person,” said Shari Sinwelski, vice president of crisis care at Didi Hirsch, mental health services. And no matter how you ask it, if the answer is “yes,” it’s time to act.
Calling the 988 hotline or other crisis lines is probably the fastest way to reach someone who is trained in suicide intervention. For the long term, helping to set that person up with a long-term mental health care support system is key to saving their lives.
There is a nationwide shortage of mental health professionals, so getting help might take longer than you’d hope for. In that case, you can seek out support groups or other free resources for the person.
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