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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of taking their life please call 800-273-8255 (the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) or call 911 immediately. The hotline is an anonymous phone line that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Other things you should do:

  • Remove the means in which they may use to harm themselves
  • Get immediate help from a trusted adult, mental health provider or school counselor immediately
  • Talk to them... Say: ” Are you thinking about killing yourself”? If they say yes, get them help as soon as possible
  • Stay with them
  • Tell them that you care and that you are going to stay with them until they get help and stay with them until help arrives
  • Let them talk if they want to. Listen, really listen to what they say... take them seriously
  • Keep giving them support after they have gotten help. You can do this just by telling them you care and sending them texts of encouragement or giving them a hug. This is when they need to feel accepted, that someone cares and there is hope for them
  • Stick up for them if someone is rejecting or bullying them

National Youth Hope Line: 1-800-442-4673

Providing counseling and referrals for:

  • Drug Treatment
  • Shelters
  • Counseling Services
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Assault
  • Suicide
  • Child Abuse

This line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

  • Abrupt changes in personality
  • Giving away possessions
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Abusing drugs and/or alochol
  • Severe change in eating habits
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Unwillingness to communicate
  • Depression
  • Unusual sadness or feeling discouraged
  • Talking of wanting to die
  • Running away from home / truancy from school
  • Chronic pain
  • Rebelliousness, reckless behavior
  • Neglect of academic work and personal appearance
  • Family disruptions such as divorce or losing a loved one