• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds

    Warning Signs of Suicide

    • Drastic, long term decrease in mood or desire to participate in daily activities
    • Increase in mood disorders
    • Withdrawing from friends and family
    • Self harm
    • Talking about suicide or death
    • Increase in risky behaviors
    • Sudden change in eating and sleeping habits
    • Extreme generosity
    • Access to weapons and drugs
    • Change in school performance

     

    If someone you know is exhibiting these signs you must act and help them.  Connect them to a trusted adult and a mental health professional.

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

    2nd Floor Youth Helpline 888-222-2228

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Trevor Project- National Suicide Hotline for LGBTQ Youth 1-866-488-7386

    Mental Health First Aid- National program to teach the skills to respond to mental health and substance abuse emergencies.  Find a course at: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

    Mental Health First Aid