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Suicide Prevention

You can play a role in preventing suicide. Your loved one may not ask for help, but can show warning signs.

Warning Signs of Suicide Risk

Your loved one may be at risk for suicide if they exhibit the following warning signs:

  • Behavioral changes
  • Depressed mood
  • Feeling of being trapped
  • Giving away personal belongings or prized possessions
  • Loss of interest in future plans and daily activities
  • Verbal threats of suicide
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society

What to Do if Someone Is Suicidal

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline).

If your loved one is displaying warning signs:

  • Call 911 or call/text 988 to reach a trained counselor who will connect you to the necessary resources.
  • The pervious Lifeline phone number (800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

Adolescent Suicide Guidance

Take adolescent/teen suicidal thoughts seriously. If a teen is at immediate risk of harm to self and/or others, go to the nearest emergency room for help.

Help During and After Distress

If you or a family member is in crisis, you can rely on our emergency care team to help stabilize the situation.

After stabilization, our compassionate team will make sure you have an aftercare provider appointment before you leave the hospital.

988 Suicide & Crisis Line

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 911 or call/text 988 to reach a trained counselor. The previous National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

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