If you’re worried that a friend, family member or loved one is struggling and might be contemplating suicide, there are steps you can take to help them, keep them safe, and connect them with services. And you don’t have to be a trained mental health professional to help. You just need to be a calm and sympathetic listener and be able to point them in the direction of the support they need. The OSPF has resources here to help you.
If someone you know is discussing or exhibiting any warning signs of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “4HOPE” to their Crisis Textline at 741741.