Suicide Prevention

If you, or someone you know has become suicidal please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988

If someone tells you they are thinking about suicide, you should take their distress seriously, listen non-judgmentally, and help them get to a professional for evaluation and treatment. Be sure to be on the lookout for the warning signs so you know when to seek emergency help.

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Seeking Support

Warning Signs:

Talk  

People considering suicide might talk about:  

  • killing themselves feeling hopeless

  • having no reason to live
  • being a burden to others
  • feeling trapped
  • experiencing unbearable pain

Mood   

People considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods:

  • depression

  • anxiety
  • loss of interest
  • irritability
  • humiliation/shame
  • agitation/anger
  • relief/sudden improvement

Behavior  

Behaviors that may signal risk, especially if related to a painful event, loss, or change, include:  

  • increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • looking for a way to end their lives, such as searching online for methods
  • withdrawing from activities
  • isolating from family and friends
  • sleeping too much or too little
  • visiting or calling people to say goodbye
  • giving away prized possessions
  • aggression
  • fatigue