Help Me Help Myself

Life can be hard, and sometimes our emotions can be difficult to handle. How do you recognize emotional crisis? What can you do to help yourself once you do?


Earners will learn how to identify crisis in themselves, ways to cope, and suicide prevention resources. Complete the following activities for a total of 100 points to receive this badge. This badge should take approximately an hour to complete.


NOTE: This content explores themes of mental health and suicide. Proceed with care.


If you’re hurting, afraid, or need someone to talk to, please reach out to one of the resources below. Someone will reach back. You are so deeply valued, so incomprehensibly loved—even when you can’t feel it—and you are worth your life.


You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, Headquarters Counseling Center at 785-841-2345, the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860, or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386.


If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741. If you’d like to talk to a peer (someone who has also struggled with their mental health), warmline.org contains links to warmlines in every state.


** Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.



Complete 100 points of the Evidence options below.

Who Do You See?

Make a Safety Plan

How Do I know if I’m in Crisis?

How Are You?

Save Your Resources

Take a Depression Screening

Identifying a Trusted Adult

What Happens When You Call or Text a Crisis Line?

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