Signs of Immediate Risk (Call 911)
- Threatening or talking about hurting or killing him/herself; and/or,
- Having access to means (firearms, pills or other means; and/or,
- Has a plan including timeline to carry out act
Additional Warning Signs
- Talking or writing about dying or suicide when it is out of the ordinary for the individual
- Increased substance use
- No sense of purpose/reason to live
- Sleep issues, (lack of or too much)
- Hopelessness, Feeling trapped
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
- Anxiety, agitation
- Reckless behavior or engaging in risky activities
- Dramatic mood swings
- Giving away prized possessions
Most depressed people are not suicidal – most suicidal people are depressed.
How Can You Help?
- If you think someone is at risk or they are demonstrating warning signs for suicide, ASK…”Are you thinking about suicide?” This will not increase the likelihood that they will attempt.
- If the person is in imminent danger, act immediately and don’t leave them alone.
- Call the 24-hour crisis line (435-634-5600, 911, Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) or use the SAFEUT app and text “START” to 741741.
- Take the individual to the ER or a mental health professional
- Offer hope in any form.
- Listen without judgment
Suicide Can Be Prevented
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If you are in a crisis, please call 911 or call or text the Lifeline at 988