Remember, if you’re concerned, take the first step to CREATE a connection. You don’t need to wait for someone to reach out for you to show that you care. Self-care is important and you matter too. No one can take full responsibility for the thoughts or actions of another person. You do not have to have these conversations if you are not prepared or in the right space mentally. Resources are available, and you are not the only person responsible for a friend or community member’s wellbeing. Taking care of each other is a team effort – we can help people stay safe, feel more connected, and access the resources they need.