Have you ever had a loved one that was suicidal? Did you know what to do in that situation? Due to the stigma that still surrounds mental health, it is often very difficult to talk about mental health issues with others. In this episode of “Speculum,” Abby Arnold, a former crisis line worker gives health care professionals and the general population alike advice on how to talk down a person in crisis. Abby also walks us through what may happen if you choose to call a crisis line, what it’s like to be a crisis line worker, and the self-care that is necessary to to continue that kind of work.
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