The world of gaming is growing and through it you can make friends from all over the world. Sometimes the chat features on these games can get exciting and aggressive. During the month of September, we are asking that you to use your chat to “check in” before or during the game to make sure your team, opponents and/or friends are doing okay.
Why Check in?
What should I do if I see someone posting about suicide or self-harm in chat
Do this on the regular! Encourage your team, party, opponents, or friends to take care of their mental health:
Farm life has unique challenges. The weather, costly repairs, injuries, and other unpleasant surprises can upend even the most careful production plan. This can take a great toll on the mental health of those that love to work on the land and create the food that we enjoy eating. So, during the month of September, we are encouraging all those that work with, provide services for and/or know a farmer to “check in.”
Why Check in? Death by Suicide is preventable!
What Can You Do?
Normal life issues can be heightened by the unique experiences of those who are serving and have served in military services. Those who have carried the burden to protect this country in many places all over the world face many mental health challenges. That is why during the month of September we emphasizing all who work with and/or know a service member, veteran, or someone in their family to “check in.”
Here are some points in a veteran or service member’s life when they can feel especially alone, agitated, or anxious:
Why Check in? Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention.
What Can You Do?
Gamers (people who play video games)
Gamer and Online Harassment Hotline
Farmers (people who farm or produce)
Kansas Ag Stress Resources
Farmer Veteran Coalition for Farmers who are Veterans
Rural Health Information Hub – Kansas Resources
Service Members, Veterans & Families (SMVF)
Chat Online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat
Live Connected Kansas
Make The Connection
Suicide Prevention Lifeline