Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention - Minnesota Department of Health

Suicide Prevention
Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention

If you need free and confidential support call the
National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
If you need immediate medical help call 911!

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

Suicide is a preventable. 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.

Minnesota crisis resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line - text MN to 741741
Adult Mental Health Crisis Contact Numbers
Children's Mental Health Crisis Contact Numbers

Contact

Contact Amy Lopez, Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator, at amy.lopez@state.mn.us or 651-201-5723 for more information on the Suicide Prevention Program.

Updated Monday, 28-Jan-2019 12:51:30 CST