Help and Hope.
They do exist.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Remount Foundation encourages everyone who has a family member or neighbor or friend affected by a post-traumatic stress experience or a traumatic brain injury to recognize the signs of suicidal ideation.
Suicidal ideation occurs when someone has thoughts or ideas about the possibility of ending his or her life. This is not a diagnosis, but an early indicator of a possible mental health issue that could progress.
There are five actions that you can take that could save someone’s life when suicidal ideation is suspected:
- ASK – “Are you thinking about suicide?” It’s not an easy question to ask, but acccording to the National Institues of Mental Health, asking does not increase ideation.
- KEEP THEM SAFE – Removing the person from a unsafe location is ideal if possible.
- BE THERE – Listen. Learn what the person is thinking and feeling. Acknowledge their pain.
- HELP THEM CONNECT – If you need to get the person connected to someone trained in suicidal prevention, contact the Veterans and Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK.
- STAY CONNECTED – Follow up with the person. Support is key to healing.
Remount Foundation guides military and first responders afflicted by PTS and TBI to a path of hope and healing through our Equine Assisted Learning program.
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Saddle up. Find out more about the healing power of our “Horsepower for Heroes” program exploring the remountfoundation.org website. To begin registration, complete the adjacent form to be contacted by Team RF.