“To increase awareness and
mobilize the community for suicide prevention”
If someone you know is experiencing a suicide crisis, please call 911 or one of the suicide crisis hotline numbers listed on our main page and get help immediately!
How you can help
Know the warning signs
Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to
Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
Talking about being a burden to others, or making
comments such as:
"Soon I won't be a bother to anyone"
"No one will miss me when I'm gone"
"I won't be making anyone's life any harder"
Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as:
searching online or buying a gun,
stocking up pills or other medication
making a plan
Starting or increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
Behaving recklessly or engaging in dangerous
Changes in sleep pattern, sleeping too little or too
Significant changes in personality or mood, such as
extreme irritability, excessive anger, or sadness.
Displaying extreme mood swings.
Sometimes suicidal people will begin to seem happy
after displaying many of these warning signs . This is also a warning sign
as sometimes this happens when a suicidal person feels relief over having
made a plan.
What to do if you suspect someone
you know is at risk of suicide:
Ask honestly if they are considering suicide.
Listen, and stay calm.
Do not judge, criticize, or give advice.
Stay with them, do not leave them alone!
Get help by calling 911 or one of the
hotlines listed on our main page.