Q. How do you help yourself or someone you know is in need?

A. If you’re or someone you know is going through an emotional crisis or thinking of suicide CALL MD Crisis Hotline 1-800-422-0009 National Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

What to do when responding to a cry for help.

  • Take a deep breath

  • Listen

  • Be understanding and show you care

  • Remind them that their life matters and they can make it with help

  • Recommend calling for help with them

  • Go with them to get help

  • Don’t leave them and seek help from a trusted adult figure

  • Things to ask/ say

  • I’m glad you trusted me to talk. If you are not with them ask their location and if you can come to them.

  • Do you have a plan?

  • What hurting you because I care?

  • Can I take you to someone who I know can help?

Remember: You can’t do this alone, don’t take that risk, seek help!!!!

Resources: www.teenadvice.org/