ACE provides a simple yet extremely effective approach to helping someone who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Watch the video below to learn ACE so you’ll be ready to intervene and save a life.
- Ask – Ask directly: “Are you thinking of killing yourself?”
- Care – Intervene. Control the situation. Use active listening. Remove the means to do self-injury.
- Escort – Get them to emergency services, a primary care provider, chaplain or minister, or other healthcare professional.
Call the Hotline 1-800-273-8255
If you’d like to talk to someone about helping a friend or family member, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Trained volunteers will speak with you about how to help your friend the best way you can.