What You Should Say Instead Of “Commit Suicide”

Words Have Power

Words have power… Language matters when we talk about suicide. Stigma against mental health makes it harder for people to feel safe about bringing up mental health challenges they may be struggling with. This stigma doesn’t just affect the person facing the mental health challenge, but also affects those who support them, including family members.  […]

Does Asking About Suicide Increase the Risk for Suicide?

Friends asking each other if they are alright.

Many people think that asking someone if they’re having thoughts of suicide will “plant” the idea in their head – but this couldn’t be further from the truth! While this is a common myth, the opposite may actually be true. Talking about suicide is hard for most people, and you might feel awkward asking the […]

Do You Know How to Help a Friend in Crisis?

Friends comforting each other.

Don’t panic! GrowStrongKC is here to help! It can be tough to know what to do in moments of crisis. A lot can happen fast, so it’s important to keep a cool head and remember these steps to help a friend in need. The first thing you want to do is talk to your friend […]