Almost everyone at some time in his or her life thinks about suicide. It does not discriminate. It happens to young and old, rich and poor. People having a crisis often perceive their dilemma as inescapable and feel an utter loss of control. Fortunately, there are some common warning signs which, when identified and acted upon, can save your life or the life of someone you know.

Suicide Help

If someone you know…
· Threatens suicide
· Talks about wanting to die
· Shows changes in behavior, appearance, mood
· Abuse drugs, alcohol
· Deliberately injures themselves
· Appears depressed, sad withdrawn

You can help by…
· Staying calm, listen
· Let them talk about their feelings
· Be accepting; do not judge
· Ask directly about suicidal thoughts/plans
· Take threats seriously
· Tell someone