Suicide Prevention

Know the signs

"There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind." - C. S. Lewis

SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS

  1. Threatening to or talking about wanting to die
  2. Increased apathy, hopelessness
  3. Poor eating and sleeping habits
  4. Acquiring a gun
  5. Stockpiling pills/substance abuse
  6. Putting personal affairs in order
  7. Withdrawal from friends, family, and activities usually enjoyed

WHAT YOU CAN DO IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SUICIDAL

  1. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (National Suicide Prevention Hotline)
  2. See a doctor or therapist
  3. Contact the local crisis facility
  4. In case of emergency call 911
  5. Visit Preventsuicidewi.org to learn more about the warning signs and what more you can do to help
  6. Text Hello to 741741 (Crisis Text Line)
  7. Call 1-888-552-6642 (Northwest Connections Mental Health Crisis Line)

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?

  • learn more about suicide and mental illness
  • join your local coalition
  • encourage employers, schools, social groups to provide suicide prevention education
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