Being there for a friend during their time of need can have tremendous impact. Many times people just want to connect to someone and feel heard. Begin with just listening to your friend. Ask your friend directly if they are safe. Encourage your friend to connect with a trusted adult and/or professional who can offer support. It’s a big responsibility to take on by yourself, so reach out to someone else who can help you navigate the situation.
If you’re concerned that your friend is considering suicide, immediately contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, inform a trusted adult, or call 911. Teen Line and Crisis Text Line are also great resources to share with friends in crisis.
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- What is Headspace Care for Teens?
- What does Headspace Care for Teens entail?
- How much involvement will I have in my teen’s care?
- How much does Headspace Care cost for my child?
- What is the background of the care team working with adolescents?
- What are coaching, therapy, and psychiatry? How do they differ?
- How can my teen start working with a Headspace Care therapist or psychiatrist?
- Can my teen work with a Headspace Care therapist or psychiatrist without going through coaching?
- Is everything confidential between my child and their Care Team (coach, therapist, psychiatrist)?
- How do I communicate with my child’s coach, therapist or psychiatrist?