Prevent Suicide

Anyone can be struggling with suicide. Often depression and suicidal thoughts carry stigma and people aren't willing to discuss or receive help when they need it most. If you or a loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please get help. 

There isn't just a single cause for suicide, but there are factors that can increase a person's risk.
Risk factors for suicide include:
  • Mental illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Firearms in the home
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Non-suicidal self-injuries
  • Exposure to friends or family member suicide
  • Low self-esteem

According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, some demographics are at higher risk:
  • Youth: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.
  • Disaster Survivors: Natural or human-caused disasters can be hard to overcome, but you are not alone.
  • Attempt Survivors: Surviving a suicide attempt doesn't have to lead to hopelessness.
  • Veterans: Military veterans need time and support to cope with factors affecting their mental health experienced during their service to our country. 
  • LGBTQ+: Resources and support are available for those who are struggling to find acceptance.

Useful Links

American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

If you or a loved one is feeling suicidal, talk to somebody. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- 8255, the Trans Lifeline at 1-877-565-8860, or the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386. Text ‘START’ to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. If you don’t like the phone, connect to the Lifeline Crisis Chat at

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Hotline 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential support 24/7 across the United States.