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2.5 Self Care Checkpoint

Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss and this section may have triggered some challenging emotions for you. Processing these feelings can be exhausting. On top of that, a change in the health or behavior of someone you are close to is ranked among one of the most stressful experiences. All of these stressors building up can feel overwhelming.

Cumulative Stress
noun  | cu-mu-la-tive stress  | \ ‘kyü-myə-lə-tiv ‘stres \
Various stressors building up which causes a threat to your wellbeing

Ask yourself How Am I Doing? often. Check in with how you are feeling mentally, physically and socially.

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When you recognize you are lower on the scale, know that you can always call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or seek help from a therapist for additional support.

 

No matter what your beliefs are around suicide, you can be a source of support for the person in need. Being mindful of the stressors you are experiencing will help you balance your wellbeing. Prioritizing your health is the first step to taking care of others.

 

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