If you feel so bad that suicide seems like an answer, STOP and ask for help. SUICIDE IS FOREVER! Your problem may be temporary.
If you think a friend may be suicidal, don't be afraid to ask! If you think a friend may be suicidal, don't be afraid to tell about it!
You or your friend CAN get help. In fact, telling someone else is really a way to ask for help. Words and actions can provide clues:
- Has you or your friend ever threatened or attempted suicide?
- Do you or your friend seem very depressed or withdrawn?
- Does your friend or you have a plan to commit suicide?
- Does your friend or you have a way to put that plan into action?
- Are you or your friend talking about a time when you won't be alive?
- Has your friend or you given away precious items?
- Has your friend or you written a suicide note?
REMEMBER, IT'S BETTER TO CALL A CRISIS PHONE OR TELL A TRUSTED ADULT THAN TO DO NOTHING.
In case of emergency call 911.
24/7 crisis text line
send "HOME" to 741741
24-hour crisis counseling: 1-800-231-1127
Mental Health Screening: 248-451-2600
Legal Clinic: 248-451-2629
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour crisis hotline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat