Learn the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to help yourself and others.
Suicide is an individual, family and community public health crisis with more than 40,000 people dying in America each year. But suicide can be stopped. 70% of people tell someone or give warning signs before taking their own life. Learn the warning signs and how to ACT to save a life.
Introducing the ACT message
Created by Screening for Mental Health, the ACT® message is an easy to remember acronym that helps to guide individuals in the process of providing support to those in distress. ACT: Acknowledge, Care, Tell Acknowledge: Take it seriously, and listen. If you are noticing warning signs or you hear something that sounds troubling, recognizing that something is wrong is the first step. Care: Take the initiative, and show and/or voice your concern. When someone is suffering it can be difficult for them to remember there are people that care. Showing your support will make a big difference for someone who is truly struggling. Treatment: Get professional help immediately. The best way to care for someone is to get them to an evaluation and to begin the treatment process. Support from friends and family is not enough to combat serious mental health concerns. Mental health treatment is necessary. You can be the important link that someone needs to get connected to treatment.
Learn to ACT
Call our Clarion Crisis Support Number 814-226-7233 or 1-800-292-3866 (24 Hour Line)