Every person I have checked in on is struggling right now. Every person who has checked on me is struggling.
We are all shifting because of what we are experiencing. Please be kind to yourselves. Be kind to one another. Check-in on your people. Take care of your needs first. However, that may look.
And PLEASE SHARE!
You never know who feels alone and hopeless in this very second. We can all reach them if we all reach out together.
Life can’t be copied and pasted, but five seconds of sharing could save a life.
Love to you all. 💕💕
FREE 24/7 National Resources:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 soon to be 988) is a toll-free hotline in the US for people in distress who feel like they are at risk of harming themselves. But what actually happens when you call?
First, the basics: Lifeline provides free, confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone of any age — including non-English speakers. You will get an automated greeting with additional options when you first call. A person does NOT come on the line immediately. Then, the call is routed to a local crisis center. Music will play. Wait times are usually under one minute but can be longer depending on the center’s resources. A trained crisis worker will answer the phone.
The call can last as long or as short as you’d like — the goal is to help the caller feel supported and safe. If you are calling about a friend or family member in distress, the person on the phone will walk you through how to help and provide resources. In higher-risk situations, crisis workers will do everything they can to work with the caller and develop a safety plan WITHOUT an intervention. In rare cases, the crisis worker might need to alert the local police to ensure a person is safe.
An alternative to the Lifeline is the Crisis Text Line (741-741), which offers confidential support 24/7 via text message.