Help Me Help My Friend

When do I know if I should be worried a friend, loved one, or acquaintance might be suicidal? How do I know? How can I help them?

Earners will learn warning signs of suicide, skills related to discussing suicide with someone they may be worried about, and suicide prevention resources. Complete the following activities for a total of 100 points to receive this badge. This badge should take approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

NOTE: This content explores themes around 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, 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.

How to Help

Sympathy vs Empathy

Identifying a Trusted Adult

Save Your Resources


Active Listening

How Do I Know?


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