Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you care about are struggling with thoughts of suicide,
call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline @ 988.

Recognize the Warning Signs of Suicide

Talking about killing themselves


Having no reason to live

Experiencing unbearable or inescapable pain

The following behavior may also indicate risk, particularly following a significant stressful event

Increase use of alcohol or drugs

Looking up ways to die

Planning ways to die, including gathering access to means (e.g., knives, weapons, etc)

Withdrawing from daily life

Isolating from family and friends

Giving away possessions

Reaching out to others to say goodbye

How to help loved ones with thoughts of suicide

Take the person seriously

Help them remove access to lethal means

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988

Text STEVE to 741741 to text with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7

Escort them to mental health services or an emergency room

Other ways to help

Normalize talking about suicide and mental illness

Encourage them to attend therapy

Build strong ties to their cultural identity

Actively listen

Support their needs

Let them know they are loved and wanted