• 1-800-273-TALK

      Youth Suicide Warning Signs:

      • A previous suicide attempt
      • Current talk of suicide or making a plan
      • Strong wish to die or a preoccupation with death
      • Giving away prized possessions
      • Signs of depression, such as moodiness, hopelessness, withdrawal
      • Increased alcohol or other drug use
      • Hinting at not being around in the future or saying good-bye

      What to do:

      • Listen and express concern in a non-judgmental way
      • Trust your suspicions that the child may be in danger
      • Take action!  Get them connected to a professional or take them to the emergency room immediately
      • Ask questions openly ('Do you have a plan to hurt yourself?  Will you talk to someone who can help?)
      • Show you care, stay calm and remove all potential methods for suicide such as guns, pills, etc
      • Take all threats seriously
      • Stay with your child, do not leave them alone



      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      The Lifeline provides 24/7 support, free and confidential