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Mental Health Awareness: Friday Facts & Finds

Check in on your friends and family. Offering support is one of the best things that we can do to get them through difficult times. However, it can sometimes feel uncomfortable, daunting, or just plain awkward. The Roadmap to Friends Supporting Friends gives ideas on what support can look like, how to offer support, and where to begin.

Having conversations around mental health can sometimes be uncomfortable, but it can also make a big difference. Not sure where to start? Check out these tips and tools from Seize the Awkward to help you start the conversation and what to do during and after the conversation.

If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you matter and can be the difference in getting them the help that they need. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has resources on what to look for and how you can help them.

Check in on your friends and family. If you notice someone is behaving differently or seems distressed, do not be afraid to ask if they are struggling or having thoughts about suicide. Talking openly about mental health and suicide can help create an honest conversation and connection.

Stay happy, healthy, and safe! ~Sally~


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