You can help stop a suicide! ACT to Save a Life is a campaign brought to us by stopasuicide.org. 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.
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.