STAY is a commitment to yourself, to your loved ones, and to the wisdom and experiences you've gathered over the years. It's a declaration to seek help when life's challenges feel too heavy to bear alone. It's a reminder that it's never too late to ask for support, and that you don't have to face your struggles alone.
Understanding the Challenges
We recognize that older adults face unique challenges that can feel overwhelming at times. It's important to remember that it's never too late to seek help and find hope.
You Are Not Alone
Remember, you are not alone. Many older adults have faced similar struggles and have found ways to cope and thrive. There are resources and communities available to support you.
Reach Out for Help
If you're feeling hopeless, reach out for help. Start by calling 1‑800‑256‑2522. This is the Behavioral Health Crisis Line, and they're available 24/7 to provide support. You can also reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or healthcare provider and be honest about how you are feeling: If you’ve thought about suicide, let them know.
Remember: The journey to feeling better begins with deciding to STAY
STAY is a simple, powerful message. It's a request for you to stay with us, to stay in this world, and to stay hopeful in the face of life's challenges. It's a message of resilience, strength, and hope. So, if you're struggling, remember to STAY. Reach out for help. And know that there are people who care about you and want you to stay alive.