By Agnes Linsay

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT: if you suspect someone is suicidal, just ask the question, "are you going to kill yourself?" You are not putting any thoughts in their head thats not already there. If they say yes, do not leave them alone, call for help and stay with them until help

If they talk about anything, just listen. Dont try to relate bc then they will think they are just a burden on you and more than likely lock up. Just listen, occasionally repeat what they are saying so they know you are listening. Chose your words carefully if you are going to offering comforting wo...

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT: Do not engage in isolated sports/recreation by yourself.

This includes things like kayaking, hiking, and boating, anything where you are isolated enough that there will be few or no passers-by if you are lost or injured. With the news out of California yesterday, may be a good time to reiterate that "not alone" means being with another adult tha...

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT: The next time you feel an urge to pick up your phone or scroll through social media aimlessly because of boredom, a desire for distraction or procrastination; stop yourself, just sit and do absolutely nothing until the urge passes, and reconsider the

Phones and social media are programmed to be habit forming and to reinforce the habit, because a key source of their revenue is how much time you spend engaging with their product. There is almost always a better way for you to use your time to achieve your goals and/or be more productive. Instead...

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT: Groupon can take up to 50% of a transaction made with their coupon. Instead of letting them take money from small businesses, call the business and tell them you have a Groupon. They’ll most likely give you the Groupon price and get to keep the full

I do this with my oil change place and have recently done this to a skydiving company as well. Both were happy to give me the deal without the Groupon and told me themselves they prefer it like that as they get to keep the full amount of money. submitted by /u/instrictionUnclear [lin...