If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately. This is a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help. Never ignore or underestimate remarks about suicide.
Knowing that a friend or loved one is struggling with their mental health can be scary and confusing. You may feel helpless, but as a friend, you can make a difference by listening, being prepared, and knowing when to act. Knowing the questions to ask, how to connect your friend to help, and the do's and don'ts of talking to your friend about mental health are crucial.
It may not always seem this way, but there are many options for seeking help and talking about your mental health needs. Any person you trust, such as a parent, professor, coach, RA, or friend, can be a great way to start.