Suicide Prevention Awareness

The team at Mindstrong wanted to mark World Suicide Prevention Day by sharing resources on prevention, and provide support to our community.

We believe suicide is 100% preventable and are here for you 24/7. Please share in our effort to raise awareness, because everyone deserves to live a life worth living.

Know the signs

Suicide is 100% preventable. Suicide prevention starts by being aware of the warning signs that may indicate that you or someone you know is at risk for suicide.

  1. Talking about wanting to die
  2. Making a plan or researching ways to die
  3. Feeling hopeless, guilty, and a burden on others
  4. Having no sense purpose or reason to live
  5. Saying goodbye, giving away important items, or making a will
  6. Withdrawing from friends and isolating oneself
  7. Unbearable emotional or physical pain
  8. Acting anxious or agitated
  9. Displaying sudden mood swings
  10. Taking dangerous risks and increasing use of alcohol or drugs

How to ask for help

Although asking for help may seem scary, it’s really a sign of strength and bravery. You deserve support.

Here’s how asking for help can look:

“Hi Julie. I really need some help. I’m going through a lot right now and I feel like I’m barely hanging on. Lately, I’ve been thinking about suicide.” 

Remember: help is always available. Here are some tips on how to ask for help.

  1. Talk to someone you trust. This could be a family member, friend, counselor, or doctor.
  2. Try to clearly express how much you are struggling.
  3. Clearly say that you are thinking of suicide so that the other person knows that you need help right away.

Create your self care plan

Carving out time everyday to engage in self care can help not only prevent suicide, but also, helps you get through difficult times. Click below for more resources.

Where to get help

We’re here to support you! Your Mindstrong clinical team is available 24/7 for any urgent support, including thoughts of suicide. Connecting with a Mindstrong therapist takes 4 easy steps.

  1. Open the Mindstrong App
  2. Tap “Talk to your care team”
  3. Tap “Urgent Help: Speaking immediately with the next available therapist.”
  4. Then confirm that it is a crisis by tapping “Yes, start an urgent session.” 

A Mindstrong therapist will begin chatting with you in 20 minutes.

You can also reach out to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), Crisis Text Line (Text “HELLO” to 741741), or 911.