Suicide

FOR IMMEDIATE EMERGENCIES ONLY, DIAL 911.

If someone talks to you about suicide, take it seriously. A friend may tell you he or she is thinking of killing him or herself and ask you to keep it secret. THIS IS A SECRET YOU CANNOT KEEP! To be a good friend, encourage the person talking about suicide to talk to an adult he or she trusts or suggest they call TEEN LINE to talk in confidence to a teen.

If you think someone may be suicidal, don’t be afraid to ask. Mentioning suicide will not give the person the idea or push them over the edge. Talking about it can prevent it from happening. The crisis period usually lasts only a short time. WITH PROFESSIONAL HELP, A SUICIDAL PERSON CAN GET BETTER.

SOME WARNING SIGNS:

  • Talking about committing suicide
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Having a specific plan for committing suicide
  • Dramatic changes in behavior
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Recent loss of a loved one

LISTINGS

PHONE

American Association of Suicidology

http://suicidology.org
Organization to provide information on suicide.

Befrienders Worldwide

http://befrienders.org/
Provides general info and listings of volunteer emotional support centers worldwide.

California Youth Crisis Line

http://youthcrisisline.org/
Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service. 
800-843-5200

Crisis Chat

http://crisischat.org/
Online Chat service. If you can’t reach a chat specialist, call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) for emotional support.

Los Angeles County Youth Suicide Prevention Project

http://preventsuicide.lacoe.edu/
Provides information about the prevention, intervention, and post-vention of suicide among youth. Provides information and resources. 
800-273-TALK

Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center

http://http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/lacusc/
Mobile Response: (800) 854-7771 Emergency: (323) 226-2622 Suicide Hotline: (800) 727-4747 Full service psychiatric medical center. Outreach team gives referrals and evaluations for hospitalization. Provides other mental health services.
323-226-5581

Reach Out

http://us.reachout.com/
General info about teen crisis issues

Suicide Prevention Center

http://didihirsch.org/
Hotline phone (24 hours): 1-877-727-4747 - Hotline, information, referrals, suicide prevention counseling.
877-727-4747

The Trevor Project

http://thetrevorproject.org
Crisis line for LGBT youth younger than 25 years old. National line with referrals in all areas. 
866-488-7386

Yellow Ribbon

http://yellowribbon.org/
Suicide prevention program for teens and parents

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

http://yellowribbon.org/
Outreach service to schools, youth programs. Distributes cards so youth feel comfortable asking for help. Redirects to a hotline for crisis services. 
800-273-8255

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