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what YOU can do
Find out how severe the situation is. If you are worried about their safety call 9-1-1.
Ask why they do it & how it makes them feel. Try to determine what the need fills.
See if you can make a safety plan with the individual.
Remove access to share or dangerous objects.
Let them know you are there for them - that your priority is to keep them safe.
WHO can help
Seek counseling or mental health treatment.
Call a local or national hotline
Reach out to a social worker
Contact another licensed mental health worker
Medical or Emergency Care
A clinic or emergency healthcare provider is able to evaluate and determine the appropriate level of care. The patient will go through a medical screening process so medical providers can determine the best treatment based on the patient’s needs. This may include referral to a mental health professional or hospitalization.
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