BECOME A HI, HOW ARE YOU FRIENDLY FROG
TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY
BECOME SKILLFUL AT STARTING THE CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL GUIDELINES.
1) Find the RIGHT TIME AND PLACE to have a conversation with someone who may be struggling.
2) Actively LISTEN to what the person is saying. It is NOT your responsibility to give counseling.
3) VALIDATE their feelings of what they are going through. One way to do this is by repeating back to them what they are telling you. “So, what you are telling me is that you are having a difficult time….”
4) FOLLOW UP AND GET PROFESSIONAL HELP if necessary. Please see our Resources page to find several places of support.
BE OPEN TO SHARE YOUR OWN STORY.
WEAR A FRIENDLY FROG T-SHIRT TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE LEGIT!