If you have an emergency, you call 911. But what about the mental health crisis?today, you can call 988, the new and shortened version of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, past 1-800-273-8255 and still functioning.
Making Resources More Accessible Amidst Mental Health Crisis in America Acute To learn about the potential impact of 988, I spoke to experts to learn more.
it may not sound like a big deal, this access “all the difference,” says Brad Kennedy, chief operating officer of Driftwood Recovery, an addiction and mental health rehabilitation center in Texas, “not only for individuals experiencing suicide, but For their loved ones who are less likely to remember complex numbers during times of emotional distress. It will be comforting to those struggling with suicide to know that they can work with someone highly skilled at dealing with suicide prevention in an anonymous, non-verbal way. Can engage in judgmental conversations.”
Instead of trying to memorize whole numbers, 988 is a fantastic resourcesays Dr. Lauren R. Khazam of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
“people who live in rural locations,”Residing (or) who may have the inability to stop transportation, these hotlines are very important to help people develop steps to keep themselves safe in times of crisis with mental health professionals
who have access to mental health care services. the access Not there. … resource to use when we’re unavailable when they need on-the-spot support for intense emotions
You hurt someone you love. Here’s how to really say sorry.
Does this sound familiar to you: “I hurt someone I loveShe hates me. How do I say I’m sorry?”
We’ve all been there, in this week’s column by therapist Sarah Kubrick. We’ve all hurt someone we love—to varying degrees. It’s always been impressive It is, she adds, when one recognizes their role and wants to take responsibility. That is the first step. But, apologizing isn’t always easy.
Here’s what she suggests keeping several things in mind
: There are powerful beliefs about apologizing. Explore any hesitations or fears you may have. It can be helpful to reflect on how your family handled mistakes and forgiveness when you were growing up. Has your family modeled what an apology feels like? If apologizing is new to you, reaffirm how scary and uncomfortable it can feel to admit that you were wrong.
Your intention matters. You Why do you want to apologize? Is it honest or manipulative? Have you done something that really deserves an apology or are you trying to keep the peace? are doing? Before apologizing, stop and think about why you’re saying sorry.
You need to choose your time wisely. When someone is hurt, they may not want to hear your apology right away. There may not be a “right” time, but forcing someone to talk to you or listen to you before you’re ready can feel less like an apology and more like an ambush. Sometimes our urgency is driven by guilt or fear of losing someone, misrepresenting our time with the need for some space to process.
To read the full list of physician-approved tips, click here.