Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 911.

    Suicide is a preventable public health problem. You can help prevent suicide by knowing the warning signs:
  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping to little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
    If you are concerned someone is at risk for suicide:
  • Ask them if they are thinking about killing themselves (this will not put the idea in their head or make it more likely that they will attempt suicide)
  • Stay with the person (do not leave them alone)
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

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