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Be aware of suicidal feelings and thoughts
Nearly everyone at some time in his or her life thinks about suicide. Most everyone decides to live because they come to realize that the crisis is temporary, but death is not. On the other hand, people during a crisis often perceive their dilemma as inescapable and feel an utter loss of control. Frequently, they:
Depression, anxiety and chemical dependency can produce serious emotional distress and get in the way of clear thinking. There is treatment for those underlying conditions. If your first attempt at treatment didn’t help, seek a different treatment.
Other solutions do exist, even if you are unable to see them yet. Talking to a friend, a therapist, or a hotline counselor can help you see other choices.
Problems are seldom as great as they appear at first glance. Suicide is often called a “permanent solution to a temporary problem.” You may be in the midst of a crisis, but it won’t last forever. Intense emotional pain will pass. There are solutions.
Talking to someone can help you think about reasons to live or people and things you value. Reasons for living might include family, friends, God, nature, a talent or hobby, a lifelong dream or goal.

You don't have to try to handle it alone. Find someone you trust and let them know how bad things are.
-Talk to friends, family, a counselor or clergy.
-Visit your family doctor; they can recommend counseling or medication.
-Crisis Text line - text "HOME" to 741 741 to be connected to a counselor.
-Call, text or chat 988 for free 24/7 support.
-Community mental health agency.
-School counselor or psychologist.
-Private therapist.

Tips for Seeking

Tips for Seeking

I’m worried about someone else

When someone is at risk

If you think someone is thinking about suicide, assume you are the only one who will reach out. You can be the difference in getting them the help they need. It’s important to take care of yourself when you are supporting someone through a difficult time, as this may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out for support yourself.

What can I do?

Ask the at-risk person if they are having thoughts of suicide. Acknowledging and talking about suicide reduces rather than increases suicidal thoughts.

Keep them safe

Determine if the at-risk person has suicide intent with a specific plan. Removing, disabling, or restricting the lethal means (ie. firearms, medications) can make a difference.

Help them connect

Help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional.

Stay connected

Staying in touch after a crisis or after being discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown that suicide risk decreases when someone follows up with the at-risk person.

CALL 911

if someone is in immediate danger of harming him/herself or others.



I’ve lost someone

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Coping Strategies

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Coping Strategies

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This support resource is for those who have lost someone to suicide.

After a Suicide

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