You are not alone.
Warning signs and risk factors:
-Suicidal ideations, threats, or past attempts
- A sense of hopelessness or becoming withdrawn
- Increased recklessness or mood change
- A sense of purposeless or sees no reason for living
- Deceased interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Gives away prized possessions
- Family hisory of suicide or violence
- Experienced a recent loss
How you can help:
- Be aware and learn the warning signs.
- Get involved. Always take suicidal comments very seriously.
- Be direct. Talk openly and freely about suicide.
- Be non-judgmental and don't ask "why."
- Take action and remove means.
- Get help immediately. Call 911, your community mental health agency, or crisis hotline.
- Do not leave the person until help is available.
- Do not handle the situation by yourself. Seek professional help.
Suicide Prevention Hotline 800 273-8255
Crisis Text Line --Text HOME to 741741 -- free 24/7 crisis support in the US --Every texter is connected with a trained Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.
Texas Panhandle Centers (TPC) has a 24-hour Crisis Hotline (806) 359-6699 or (800) 692-4039. TPC can assist with mental health assessments as well as mental health first aid.
Information for Parents
- My Child's School Just Told Me They are Suicidal: What Do I Do to Help them
- A Parents' Guide to Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Facts for Parents
- Suicide Prevention for Parents of High School and College Students
- 10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide
- Practical Strategies for Parenting a Suicidal Teen
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Suicide Prevention APPS
ASK & Prevent Suicide App
Jason Foundation A Friend Asks App
Suicide Safer Home App
Suicide Safety Plan App