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

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