Mental health expert advises how to be a 'safe person' for those struggling

NOW: Mental health expert advises how to be a ’safe person’ for those struggling

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Emily Jonesberg, program manager at Rogers Behavioral Health, joined us on Friday, May 12 to shed light on ways to support those grappling with mental health concerns.

She highlighted the 7 promises a "safe person" can make, as advocated by the Wise Initiative for Stigma Elimination. These promises include acknowledging the courage in seeking help, non-judgmental listening, calm responses, reflecting back feelings, offering assistance, connecting to other supports and maintaining confidentiality.

More information about being a "safe person" can be found at Additionally, has information on effectively being an ally to those in need.

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