Learn how to communicate to someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. Use T-A-D to help someone in a mental health crisis. See below and always if someone is in crisis contact the nearest emergency service or use the TAD Crisis Link to connect now.
Our link is a completely confidential way to support either yourself or someone that you’re concerned about. Giving you critical information in seconds allows you to make an educated decision about helping in a crisis. See example video below.
Talking about suicide, depression, or basically anything to do with mental health can be incredibly hard. Use T-A-D as a way to talk to a friend or loved one who is having thoughts of suicide or is struggling with their mental health as a way to start the process of getting professional resources.
Talk to the individual in a calm nonjudgmental manner and take notice of changes in their behaviors, mood, and what they say.
Ask questions and be direct. Questions that are okay to ask: “Do you ever feel so bad that you think about suicide?; Do you have a plan to kill yourself or take your life?; Have you thought about what method you would use?”
Decide, to give them the TAD Crisis link in case of another emergency. Don’t take on the burden of caring for them alone and seek further professional support.
While mental illness can manifest in a variety of ways, there are common items that signal to you that something may be going on. Below are some characteristics to watch for.
It can be any mix of overwhelming, confusing, or frustrating when you want to help your loved one. What you’re feeling is okay, and there are ways you can help. With a social network and treatment, things can start to brighten up. However, if you or someone you know needs helps now, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911.
With 1 in 5 Americans experiencing mental illness and our country in a suicide crisis, improving access to care is essential. We’re raising money to help launch our online assessment, a vital tool to help families and those in crisis find help in a cloudy time. To donate and learn more, click below.