Warning signs of suicide may be subtle, but they are there. Learn about various warning signs of suicide, find the words to start the conversation, and discover where to turn for help.
Pass 741741 on to a friend. You never know who might need Crisis Text Line. Pass it on and tell the people in your life to text HOME to 741741 if they’re ever in crisis.
A trusted nonprofit resource guide to mental health and wellness. This resource contains information to support those who are struggling with their mental health.
If you’re feeling like hurting yourself, check out these activities and strategies you can do instead.
(Researched from the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults.)
Feeling Sad or Depressed:
Craving Sensation/ Wanting to Feel:
Feeling Like a Bad Person:
Wanting to Focus:
Download the worksheet for more strategies.
The quick resource guide has all the phone numbers and chat lines available to aid in suicide prevention on one convenient sheet.
Tips for Peers from the National Association of School Psychologists will help to recognize when a friend might need help. Suicide rarely happens without warning. As a peer, you may be in the best position to recognize when a friend might need help and help them get it.
The San Diego County Office of Education lists various apps and web-based supports available for students struggling with their mental health and/or having thoughts of suicide.
Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) reaches out to and supports people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Their goal is to give survivors a place where they can comfortably express themselves and find support, comfort, resources, and hope in a judgment-free environment. SOSL also focuses its efforts on promoting suicide awareness and prevention. Online support groups are available, as well as materials in Spanish.