With the recent death of comedian/actor Robin Williams swamping social media, the subject of suicide has resulted in a spike of calls to crisis and suicide phone lines. That’s the good news. People are seeking help and the professionals are only a call away.
The bad news is that there are people in need of help, who are not reaching out. If you suspect someone is showing signs of depression, go ahead and call one of these organizations. They’ll help you decide if steps should be taken and how to proceed.