September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Helping someone feel included and supported can make a huge difference during someone’s challenging, difficult time. It doesn’t require a grand gesture or complicated task. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone. Less alienated. Less fearful.
Making a simple phone call, sending an encouraging text message, having coffee together, taking them to lunch. Going on a walk together.
Your presence, your words, your support, your interest all matter. Be there. Just be there. You may help someone crawl out of a pit of despair or hopelessness. You may help save a life.