1-800-273-8255 / National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-784-2433 / Hope Line
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Seek help as soon as possible … 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
Download a Lifeline wallet card to keep with you or give out (click the link above, from NSP site).
Resources for Prevention and Counseling
- Sites recommended by National Suicide Prevention (NSP)
- Youth Suicide Assessment sheet from Conversations on the Fringe (Chris Schaffner)
- Suicide and the Weather
- Quick Reference to Self-Injury
- Hope After Suicide (for family members, friends, etc)
- Living in the Aftermath of Suicide (for youth workers, teachers, etc)
- Resources for Schools in a wake of a suicide
- Stop Suicide