A white background with a light purple BEAM logo at the top, with the words “Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective” underneath. Black text states :”LAPIS Peer Support Model.” Five rows of text underneath in varying shades of purple.
Row 1: “L - Listen & Assess for Distress or Harm. Listen actively. Assess if there is any danger to themselves or to you. If needed, contact a warm-line, local mental health informed responders, trusted community members, or mobile crisis units for support.” A graphic on the right side of the text of an open hand and an ear (to show listening).
Row 2: “A - Affirm that their feelings are valid without minimizing or refuting them. Remember: Feelings are one word: sad, scared, mad, happy. Steer clear of challenging stories or narratives, as this can be activating.” A graphic on the right side of the text of a black check mark inside of a circle.
Row 3: “P - Partner to Navigate Care & Seek Services. Partner with them to explore resources, services, and options to the extent to which they can. Be mindful of your own privilege and identities and their impact on how you behave and are received.” A graphic on the right hand side of the text of two outlines of people with thought bubbles above their heads.
Row 4: “I - Initiate Self & Community Care Plans. Until mental health help is secured, create plans for care and accountability. Who will check in, bring food, medications, and other care? Identify safe support networks. Be sure to create a care plan for yourself as you care for others.” A graphic on the right hand side of the text of a clipboard with some drawings on it (to show a plan being made).
Row 5: “S - Seek Out Help as Needed. Seek out local support such as trusted community members for insight on how you can help yourself or your friend. Resources, hotlines and warm-lines can be found at: www.beam.community/talktosomeone.”
A graphic on the right hand side of the text of a magnifying glass.