Warning Signs for Suicide

Seek immediate help when you hear or see any one of these behaviors. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change. If someone you care about is showing any or a combination of the following behaviors, have them call or help them call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals available 24/7; the call is free and confidential. You can also have them call or walk into a Riverside County 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care location.  Whether they are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, all services are voluntary. Counseling and nursing, as well as, psychiatric medications are available. All locations are open 24/7 and everyone is welcome regardless of insurance type or ability to pay. You could be saving their life!

Seek immediate help when you hear or see any one of these behaviors:

  • Talking about wanting to die or kill themselves
  • Looking for ways to kill themselves, such as 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 anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

Source: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

To learn more about the signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a conversation with someone you care about, and additional support resources, visit http://up2riverside.org/about/related-campaigns/know-the-signs/

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