We're a therapist and a HuffPost reporter here to talk about a really important and simple way to help with suicide prevention. Ask Us Anything
UPDATE: Thank you so much for your questions, it's been great to chat. We hope we shed some light here and that you'll stick around for more from HuffPost and NowMattersNow.org. We're signing off now, but as a reminder: if you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). The Crisis Text Line is also a good resource in the US and Canada: text 'Hello' to 741741-- Ursula and Jason
Hi, I'm Jason Cherkis, I am a reporter for HuffPost and am based in Washington, D.C. I cover everything from national politics to mental health and the opioid epidemic. I recently wrote a story about a unique suicide prevention that involves little more than a form letter. I am working on a book about suicide for Random House.
I'm Ursula Whiteside -- I'm a therapist trained to work with suicidal people. I've also been researching treatment for suicidal people, and I run an online video-based resource for suicidal people called NowMattersNow.org (which you can find on YouTube and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with @NowMattersNow).