How to Help a Friend – Active Minds

“Are you worried about a friend?

Here are some guidelines to approaching a friend who may be struggling with a mental health problem:

Pick a setting, Avoid an ambush, Be prepared …

Whether it’s the first conversation or the fifth, be prepared to give your friend some resources to check out. Always carry the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Know how to contact and utilize the counseling center or local mental health services. Once you’ve had the conversation, your friend may want you to go with them when they call or go to their first appointment. ”

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Source: Active Minds

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