Today marks the start of this year’s Suicide Prevention Week.
Be a little kinder this week than you normally are.
Listen when people talk to you, and really hear what they’re saying.
Remember that you don’t have to directly intervene to make a difference; it may be a simple act of common decency toward the cashier at the grocery store or a smile at a stranger at the bus stop that makes a difference; you never know who’s watching, desperately hoping for some evidence of human kindness as a reason not to end it tonight.
Then go here to donate to the IMAlive giving challenge, or find a local suicide prevention hotline to offer a few dollars (or your time as a volunteer).
You really don’t know how far your kindness can go.