YOUTH WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE The following signs may mean that a youth is at risk for suicide, particularly in youth who have attempted suicide in the past. Risk is greater if the warning sign is new and/or has increased and is possibly related to an anticipated or actual painful event, loss, or change. … Read more


Over 80% of LGBTQ+ youth have been assaulted or threatened, and every instance of victimization in an LGBTQ+ person’s life more than doubles the likelihood of self-harming. There are many resources available at the PFLAG, The Family Acceptance Project, and the Human Rights Campaign websites. The Coming Out as a Supporter Guide from the Human … Read more


After A Suicide Loss If you have lost someone to suicide, the feelings can be overwhelming and can seem unmanageable. For survivors of suicide loss, there is no one way to best handle the tragedy of suicide, but there are tools available that can help you cope with your grief. If you have recently suffered … Read more


What are some of the risks factors for suicide? Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. They can’t cause or predict a suicide attempt, but they’re important to be aware of. Any combination or individual, relational, community, and societal factors can contribute to the … Read more


Suicide does not have one single cause. Certain factors like substance abuse and untreated depression can lead to higher risk of suicide just as having a trusted group of friends can help protect you. The warning signs of suicide are indicators that a person may be in acute danger and may urgently need help. The … Read more


HELP FROM YOURSELF   Having thoughts of suicide is not unusual or shameful. Most people who experience even intense suicidal moments recover and live fulfilling lives. Getting professional help is important, and connecting to support of various kinds makes a difference in getting through these difficult times. Seeking help is a sign of strength; if … Read more


HELP FROM OTHERS Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential. Contact social media outlets … Read more


Help for Others Suicide: Prevention Strategies How to offer help to others Suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While the causes of suicide vary, suicide prevention strategies share two goals: to reduce factors that increase risk and to increase factors that … Read more