Instead of saying, “How are you” in casual passing, try saying, “It’s nice to see you.” Because 90% of people go through their day feeling unseen, said David Galvan, a Colorado Springs-based national mental health and suicide prevention trainer.

Next time you come across someone who seems lonely, connect with them, even if it’s just making eye contact and smiling. Because isolation, feelings of hopelessness and a lack of connection with others can lead to thoughts of suicide, said experts at Friday’s Suicide Prevention Summit of El Paso County.