Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

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.