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Share this social media post to let people know that the 988 Lifeline is a source of support for their loved ones who may be struggling.

Post Copy: When someone you love is in crisis and needs support, it can be hard to know what to do. These 5 steps can help save lives. #suicideprevention #988lifeline

Post Copy: Ask. Be There. Follow Up. 3 of 5 key steps to help someone you know in crisis. The 988 Lifeline is here to help you and your friends and loved ones. Call. Text. Chat. #988lifeline #suicideprevention

Post Copy: A person in crisis is a community in crisis. You can be a lifeline. Call or text 988 or chat if you or someone you know needs support. #suicideprevention #988lifeline

Alt-text: Graphic with an image of open hands with a heart between them, and text that reads, there is hope; the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline logo; and a list of steps to help someone in crisis.
Details of the graphic are: Do you know someone in crisis? You can be a lifeline and help support them. Here are five steps you can take that are known to help:

  1. Ask: Are you thinking about suicide? How do you hurt? How can I help?
  2. Be there: In person or on the phone. Show support. Listen. Keep promises to connect.
  3. Help keep them safe: if the person in crisis is suicidal, details matter; do they have a plan, or ideas about timing or method? You can call 988 to support their crisis care.
  4. Help them connect: When someone is in crisis, connecting them with ongoing supports can help establish a safety net. Remind them they can call, text, or chat 988 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
  5. Follow up: After the immediate crisis is over, check in. That text or call afterwards makes a real difference.

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