Resources for Suicide Prevention
We are struggling with the sudden loss of tWitch, and it's come up quite a bit in sessions.
"If it could happen to someone like him, how am I supposed to manage my own depression? He had everything."
"He seemed on top of the world. Can suicide even be prevented?"
"How can I know if my friends are hurting?"
We never truly know what's happening inside other people's heads and hearts. But we can ask. And similarly, no one knows what's happening inside our own.
Connectivity is so important. Reaching out to check on loved ones if you're seeing warning signs or even just to say hello to those who don't seem to show any of the signs can be more impactful than you may ever know.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has resources for how you can help. And for anyone struggling and feeling alone, call or text 988 to talk to a counselor at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.