Warning Signs

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or showing warning signs please call 1-800-TALK (8255) OR 435-634-5600 (Local Southern Utah Help Line).

Suicide is a complex issue. It is never the result of a single event or life crisis. The key risk factor for suicide is an undiagnosed, untreated, or ineffectively treated mental disorder. When an individual suffering from un undiagnosed or untreated mental disorder experiences a life crisis or event, and has access to lethal means, they are high-risk for suicide.

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/suicide
  • Increased substance use/misuse
  • 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


Interested in one of our Suicide Prevention classes? Fill out the form below to get class times and information.

If you are in a crisis, please call 911 or the 24-hour help line at 1-800-271-talk (8255).