Suicide Prevention

If you know someone who is in crisis and thinking about suicide, please get immediate help. You can call your local "911" or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For more specifics, please see "Help Someone Else" on the NSPL website.

There are many signs and symptoms someone may be thinking about suicide. Some include:

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or not having a reason to live
  • Talking about guilt or shame
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Making a plan of how they would kill themselves
  • Initiation or increase in alcohol and/or drug use
  • A noticeable change in behavior, attitude or actions
  • Giving away important personal items, saying goodbye to family and friends, and/or putting their affairs in order (i.e. making a will).

If you know someone exhibiting any of these signs, or if these signs apply to you, please get help by calling "911" or the NSPL at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

For more information about suicide prevention and becoming active in the fight against suicide, please visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.