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If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
988 offers access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress.
You can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Need help finding food? Download the Community Compass App!
If you don’t have a smart phone, you can use any mobile phone to text the word “hi” to 317-434-3758 to find assistance, or call for voice communication.
The Community Compass program assists with: Finding free meal locations, free groceries, WIC/SNAP eligibility, and other food related events near you! Sign up today!
Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) have a 13 times higher risk for suicide than those without OUD. To spread awareness Bicycle Health recently published an educational guide on suicide and OUD, high-risk populations, causes, prevention, what to do if a loved one is showing signs of being at risk of self-harm or suicide, and more. Check it out here!
Social Media Addiction
Society is becoming more aware of some of the dangerous effects of social media, especially on young audiences. It is something that Lanier Law firm is actively working with families on to make sure these apps become safer places.
Since it is such an important issue, they recently made a page dedicated to social media addiction statistics. It sheds interesting insight into many trends like: which app is the most dangerous, is social media addiction on the rise, are mental health issues increasing, and more. Check it out here!