Know the Signs!
Many suicidal people show some warning signs that may appear in conversations, through their actions or on social media posts. If you or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately by calling 9-1-1, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-272-8255 or the Crisis Text Line (text CONNECT to 741741).
- Increased alcohol or drug use
- Talking about wanting to die or talking about suicide
- Uncontrolled anger
- Feeling hopeless, depressed, or desperate
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Giving away possessions
- Sudden mood changes
- Withdrawal from usual activities
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Feelings of no sense of purpose
What You Need to Know:
- Suicide prevention is possible
- 90% of people who are suicidal often have an underlying, treatable mental health issue like depression or substance abuse.
- Having a mental health issue is nothing to be ashamed of and help is available.
- Suicide is a complicated behavior and there is no one single cause.
- To learn more about risk factors go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which lists risk factors.
For tips for parents and educators check out the National Association of School Psychologists. Tips for Parents
SJUSD Suicide Prevention Board Policy:
Know the Signs
Fast Facts, Risk and Protective Factors, Prevention Strategies, Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 voice and chat line. 1-800-273-8255
Easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources for Riverside County.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
SPRC.org, the home of over 490 web pages and 250 library resources on suicide prevention information.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project- for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning youth
If you would like assistance in setting up an appointment with a mental health provider contact Care Solace at https://caresolace.com/site/sjusdfamilies or call 888-515-0595.
24/7 Anonymous HELP LINES.
- 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service
- 1-951-686-4357 Up to Riverside Suicide Prevention Help Line
- 1-800-843-5200 California Youth Crisis Hotline
- 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.