suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Month — finding help for yourself or loved ones

She encourages everyone to not be afraid in asking someone if they’re having suicidal thoughts. “We care for the people that we’re asking that question to. So it can be a little intimidating or unsure of what to do afterwards, and the biggest thing you can do is listen, give them support, help that person know they’re not alone, and connect that person to care,” Barnes says.

“It’s ok to not be ok,” help and resources available for mental health

Barnes believes showing empathy and listening are the best things folks can do to help others. “You don’t have to have all the answers. I think sometimes people get scared that they have to be there to help solve things or know exactly what to say, and you don’t have to have all the answers, or know the exact next thing to say, and that’s normal,” Barnes says.

Mental health and suicide prevention in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Conversations about suicide prevention and mental health are being had since the passing of former Miss USA and EXTRA correspondent who had ties to Columbia.  The former USC student athlete died by apparent suicide over the weekend.  USC tweeting, “Please keep the Kryst family in your thoughts and prayers. Please remember, you’re not alone. help is…