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National Suicide Prevention Week 2019

What
National Suicide Prevention Week 2019
When
9/14/2019

Monday September 9th, 2019
#BeThe1To is a national campaign to promote suicide prevention.

There are 5 steps that you can do to help ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT, FOLLOW UP 
ASK
How – Asking the question “Are you thinking about suicide?” communicates that you’re open to speaking about suicide in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Asking in this direct, unbiased manner, can open the door to talk about their emotional pain and can allow everyone involved to see what next steps need to be taken. Other questions you can ask include, “How do you hurt?” and “How can I help?” Do not ever promise to keep their thoughts of suicide a secret. If they are thinking of suicide tell a trusted adult, counselor, or law enforcement.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
#BeThe1To is a national campaign to promote suicide prevention.
There are 5 steps that you can do to help ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT, FOLLOW UP

Keep Them safe-
After you ASK and you hear that they do want to harm themselves. Keep Them safe, Do not leave them alone and alert a trusted adult or law enforcement. Do not ever promise to keep their thoughts of suicide a secret.

Wednesday September 11th, 2019
#BeThe1To is a national campaign to promote suicide prevention.
There are 5 steps that you can do to help ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT, FOLLOW UP

Be There -
Being there for someone can increase their connectedness and help them feel less alone. Do not ever promise to keep their thoughts of suicide a secret.

Thursday September 12th, 2019
#BeThe1To is a national campaign to promote suicide prevention.
There are 5 steps that you can do to help ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT, FOLLOW UP
HELP THEM CONNECT
Helping someone with thoughts of suicide connect with ongoing supports like the Lifeline, 800-273-8255, a school counselor or a trusted adult can help them establish a safety net for those moments they find themselves in a crisis.

Friday September 13th, 2019
#BeThe1To is a national campaign to promote suicide prevention.
There are 5 steps that you can do to help ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT, FOLLOW UP
Follow Up-
After your initial contact with a person experiencing thoughts of suicide, and after you’ve connected them with the immediate support systems they need, make sure to follow-up with them to see how they’re doing. Leave a message, send a text, or give them a call.

https://www.bethe1to.com/

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