The following warning signs of suicide demand IMMEDIATE attention
If you or someone you love exhibits any of these signs, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255(TALK). If you cannot reach someone on this line, go to an emergency room, make sure you or your loved one is not alone until professional help arrives and remove all firearms, sharp objects, drugs, alcohol and other things that could be used in a suicide attempt.
- Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself.
- Talking or writing about suicide or death.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about being a burden to others and how the world would be better off without him/her.
- Talking about being trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Complete withdrawal.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings and acting recklessly.
- Looking for ways to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining access to firearms, pills, or other means to kill oneself.
Giving away prized possessions and other personal things; tying up loose ends.
For immediate assistance
- Change Direction: The Campaign to Change Direction is a coalition of concerned citizens and leaders here to change the culture about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.
- I am that Girl: A movement that aims to “inspire girls to love, express, and be exactly who they are,” “transforming self-doubt into self-love.”
- Reach Out: Features stories from people who have been through rough times and provides strategies for dealing with mental illness, school, relationships, and sexuality.
- Teen Mental Health: This website provides in-depth info about mental illness for teens. Check out their Youtube videos and social media pages!
- To Write Love on Her Arms: A non-profit whose mission is to “present hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.”
- Trevor Space: A social media network that provides a community for tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth looking to connect with each other and find support.
- Wear Your Label: A “conscious clothing line” with “the goal to create conversations about mental health and ultimately end the stigma (in style).”
- You Matter: You Matter stresses that suicide is never the answer and contains blog posts about healthy living.
- Headspace: Meditation made simple; they have a variety of guided and unguided lessons of all different lengths.
- Happify: Cutting-edge science-based activities and games to overcome negative thoughts, anxiety, and everyday stress.
- A Friend Asks: Helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.