Are you or someone you know feeling suicidal?
Help is available! Call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line at (877) 727-4747. English- and Spanish-speaking crisis counselors answer calls 24/7. You can also go online at www.didihirsch.org for Crisis Chat services, open 4:30 pm-12:30 am, 7 days/week.
Warning signs include:
- Threatening or planning suicide
- Giving away possessions
- Making out wills
- Despairing texts or posts
- Feelings of failure or shame
- Signs of major depression
- Avoiding friends
- Risky behaviors
If you or someone you know is in danger of suicide and cannot stay safe, call 911 or seek emergency help at a hospital or mental health clinic.
You can also call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Line at (877) 727-4747; English- and Spanish-speaking crisis counselors can help you assess the risk.
Additional ways to help:
- Listen without criticism
- Take all threats seriously
- Express that you care
- Remove access to the means of suicide
- Inform family members and friends
- Seek professional help
Support groups are available for people who have survived suicide attempts or have lost a loved one to suicide.
For more information, go to www.didihirsch.org/suicide-support-groups.