Would You Know How to Help Someone in Emotional Crisis Online?

The more connected we become through technology, the harder it may be to reach out to another person and ask for real emotional help. Such isolation is the daily oxymoron of a hyper-connected world. So when you see a person on one of your social networks who appears to be in the midst of a genuine emotional crisis, what should you do next?

September is Suicide Prevention Month and being able to answer that question is the first step in making a real difference in someone’s life as suicide rates nationwide — particularly among teens — continue to climb. We’ve all seen heart-wrenching stories online about people going through incredibly difficult situations. But when a person begins to post increasingly alarming content or even suddenly shares such content, stepping in to help can mean saving a life.

According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL),…

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