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How you can help someone suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts


How to Help

Researchers have demonstrated that one suicide has a deeply impacts 25 people, and another 115 are exposed to suicide’s devastating impact.  One hundred forty people can be a significant portion of many communities in Montana and other frontier/agricultural states.


You don’t have to be a professional mental health counselor to help save a life.  Just as our name indicates, asking in earnest can make a difference. 

Do not leave the person alone.  It’s a good sign they are talking with you about their plans.  Chances are they will willingly accept help.  If they cannot or will not accept help, immediately call 911.

 

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