Need Help? Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 - Veterans Press 1
Mental illness is a battle for those suffering, but it is also a challenge for friends and loved ones struggling to understand with compassion and patience. We're here to offer education, information and resources when you find yourself lost in the fight of a frustrating encounter with a mental health crisis.
Your friend or family member is worth it! Never give up trying, never give up loving, and never ever give up!
You are not alone! Over a million Americans attempt suicide each year. That means a million families and friends are experiencing the same thing you are. Knowing you are not alone is a pathway to hope.
These resources provide directions for the arduous journey.
3 MINUTE VIDEO
Dr. Kita Curry and attempt survivors Kelechi Ubozoh, Kelly Davis, Misha Kessler and Leah Harris discuss the importance of empathy and understanding versus judging and shaming when talking to people about suicide.
3 MINUTE VIDEO
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention shares advice for family members on dealing with loved ones who are struggling with suicidal ideation.
10 MINUTE VIDEO
Dr. Knightsmith shares how to make a safety plan with a family member and why having a plan is paramount in keeping a family member or friend safe in a mental health crisis.
Learn about PTSD symptoms, the benefits of seeking care and connect to confidential, 24/7 resources
Living with someone with PTSD can take a toll on relationships. PTSD doesn’t just affect you — it affects everyone around you.
PTSD disrupts the lives of average individuals as well as combat veterans who have served their country. The person experiencing the trauma often then impacts the lives of his/her family, friends, and workplaces. PTSD does not distinguish between race, age or gender and often goes undiagnosed. Even with proper diagnosis, many individuals do not know where to turn to get help. Society needs to understand the aftermath of trauma especially combat trauma and how to prepare for warriors when they return home. .
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