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Suicide

SUICIDE

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

There is no single cause of suicide. It’s important to know the risk factors and warning signs.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

There’s a small card about the warning signs that you can print and take with you.

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If you feel this way, get help. You can talk to a trusted adult, text the word “Help” to 741741 or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

They will be able to talk with you about your feelings and work with you on how to feel better.

Here’s some information about what to expect when you call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Remember, it’s for everyone.

YouTube Channel: WingmanProject

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) is available if you’d like to talk to someone about helping a friend, family member or yourself. Trained volunteers are ready to speak with you.

Further Reading

For journalists or others reporting on suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a list of recommendations on how to do it responsibly.

If a school has experienced the loss of a student to suicide, these guidelines from the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement can help. 

Here are some other resources that offer information and support:

The Source • Youth Mental Health Network

CALL TO ACTION

If you or your child need help or have questions, check out our list of community resources and remember,
IT’S OK TO ASK!

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

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