Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people 10 – 24. This is a lot higher than the general population where suicide is 10th leading cause of death. It’s important to recognize the potential warning signs for when someone intends to end their life.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

Where can you go for help? Here are some crucial resources available to you.

Click this link – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  or Call 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.
If you see suicidal language on social media, You can also call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone about how you can help a person in crisis.
For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.

For the TrevorLifeline, a suicide prevention counseling service for the LGBTQ community, call 1-866-488-7386.

Crisis Text Line is a wonderful texting source. Text HOME to 741741 to have a confidential text conversation with a trained crisis counselor from Crisis Text Line. Counselors are available 24/7.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention aims to improve awareness by hosting conferences and community walks for survivors and their families.
For online chat, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a confidential chat window, with counselors available 24/7.
Boys Town also provides counselors for youth-specific online chat at this link.