It's time to take action.
Thank you for tuning in this month as we #starttheconversation about suicide prevention. At the beginning of the month, we discussed how stigma can prevent people from seeking help. Last week we had a conversation around warning signs of suicide. This week, we answer the question “Now what?” So far you:
> Have reduced judgement and think getting help is a good idea.
> Know how to identify if you or others need help.
Now, simply put, it’s time to take action.
The acronym ALGEE guides you to take action on preventing suicide.
Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
Give reassurance and information.
Encourage appropriate professional help.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
There is an overwhelming list of resources available for you or someone who needs help. Keyword: overwhelming. My #1 suggestion is to connect with a real human. Below are three easy ways for connecting with a real human. Note: In an emergency, meaning someone’s life is in danger, call 911.
Taking action is key. You can save someone's life. Below are additional resources in assisting you in taking action for yourself or helping someone else. Still not sure where to start? Give Resolve a call, and a licensed professional will answer the phone and help walk you through what you can do.
Kansas City Resources: