You are not alone.

We are not a crisis center,
but there is help out there.

24-Hour Crisis Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

Text LIV to 741741

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386

Sexual Assault Hotline

800-656-HOPE

Trans Lifeline

US (877) 565-8860

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*IF YOU ARE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AND NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO A PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY.  The Liv Project is NOT a professional organization in the mental health field.  The Liv Project does NOT offer psychiatric, medical or any other professional advice.  We are NOT not a crisis center.  Our organization was founded by individuals who have lost friends and family members to suicide.  Our goal is to build a community where we share information with each other that we have gathered about mental health resources and facilities and NOT to serve as a substitute for sound, professional, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  If you or a friend is in need of help, you should immediately seek that help and advice from qualified mental health professionals. This website is for informational purposes only.  Please note that The Liv Project shall NOT be responsible for the content or services provided by any organizations, individuals or other resources referenced on our website or which you become aware of through this website, publications or other materials and information provided to you by or which you have become aware of through The Liv Project.  The main goal of The Liv Project is to help people in distress get information about the professional resources that are out there so that we can together help prevent mental health crises from ending in suicide.

Black and African American Mental Health

FEARLESS COMMUNICATION

A discussion guide.

Ask. Listen. Do.

When someone is struggling with their mental health, whether it’s depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal thoughts, they can feel very alone. If you’ve never had thoughts of suicide or dealt with depression and anxiety, it can be hard to imagine what they’re going through. And even more challenging to know what to do or say. But all it takes is one person being there and showing they care. You can make a difference.

Ask. 

  • When you ask, they feel seen. 
  • If you sense something is wrong, it probably is. 
  • When you’re afraid to ask, you’re saying it’s so scary, you can’t even talk about it. 
  • Push past “I’m okay” and ask, “What’s going on?” 
  • Ask, “Have you thought about ending your life?”
  • Ask, “Are you having thoughts of suicide?”
  • Be fearless to ask.

Listen. 

  • When you listen, they feel less alone. 
  • Listen without judgement. 
  • Don’t try to solve it, just listen. 
  • Let them know it is safe to share  
  • Be fearless to listen. 

Do. 

  • When you take action, you show you care. 
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline for support 1-800-273-8255. 
  • Text Crisis Text Line for support. Text LIV to 741741  
  • Stay with them. 
  • Reassure them that they’re not a burden.