8 As Time Goes On For many, the intensity of reactions to the death will lessen as time passes. It is important to be sensitive and give individuals who are deeply affected time, perhaps away from work, as needed. If you notice someone’s reaction is long-lasting or particularly intense, encourage them to talk to a mental health professional. Let the person know there are resources available, including the Crisis Text Line (text TALK to 741741) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). AFSP offers resources, such as the Survivor Outreach Program. For more information, go to afsp.org/sop.