#32 – 10 Self-Care Tips for the Loved Ones of The Suicidal
Self-care is extremely important for anyone working to support someone through their mental health journey. I’m quite fond of the analogy of a plane crash where, in order to help others, you must first put on your own oxygen mask.
This concept underlies all of my self-care tips for those who find themselves on the end of working diligently to prevent a suicide attempt. You can read a version of this content here: http://wp.me/p6ZIkM-vW
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline, there is a chat and a number to call: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
SafeTALK Training: https://www.livingworks.net/training-and-trainers/find-a-training-workshop/
Please be advised this podcast episode is adapted from a YouTube video I put out in September of 2017. As such, it does not have my normal verbal opening or close and there is reference to the fact that it is a video. I don’t know why, but I felt a pull to use this audio from the YouTube channel this week. I hope it is helpful.