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

Intermountain Behavioral Health Center

You can’t plan for a mental health crisis – but we do. Behavioral Health Access Centers provide 24/7 psychiatric and crisis care for individuals 18 years and older and are ideal for patients experiencing a behavioral health crisis without an accompanying medical emergency.

Access Centers provide crisis treatment, observation, and fast access to mental health treatment from licensed behavioral health professionals, ensuring placement in the appropriate level of care and reducing overall costs. It’s a more efficient and cost-effective model of care for everyone.

Dixie Regional Medical Center
1380 E Medical Center Dr.
St. George UT 84790
435-688-4343
435-688-4213

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Additional Warning Signs

  • Talking or writing about dying/suicide
  • Increased substance use/misuse
  • No sense of purpose/reason to live
  • Too much or too little sleep
  • 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

It’s time to start talking about suicide, because there’s always hope.

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 local helpline for Southern Utah at 435-634-5600
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Download and use the SAFEUT app
  • Connect with a crisis counselor by texting “START” to 741741
  • Call 911, if facing an emergency
  • Take the individual to the ER or a mental health professional – Offer hope in any form
  • Listen without judgment

Suicide Can Be Prevented

Reach4Hope

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). 

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