• Suicide Prevention

     

    How to Help:

    • Your loved one is saying they want to hurt or kill themselves, take them seriously, and get them help immediately.
    • Listen with empathy and give them hope.
    • Show them support. The emotions your loved one is experiencing may stem from a fight, break-up, disappointment, or anything else. Do not disregard their feelings!

     

    Warning Signs:

    • Talking about wanting to die or kill themselves.
    • Looking for a way to kill themselves.
    • Talking about feeling hopeless.
    • Expressing no reason to live.
    • Talking about being a burden to others.
    • Giving away prize or personal possessions.
    • Increased use of alcohol or drugs.
    • Sleeping too little or too much.
    • Withdrawing or isolating from previously enjoyed activities.
    • Extreme mood swings
    • Previous suicidal attempts
    • Family history of suicides

Hotlines

  • 24-Hour Crisis Response Hotline – Gulf Coast Center- Galveston/Brazoria Co.
    1-866-729-3848

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    National Human Trafficking Hotline
    1-888-373-7888

    24/7 Crisis TEXT line
    Text “HELLO” to 741741

    Services to At-Risk Youth (STAR) Crisis Hotline
    1-877-949-3140

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    “A Friend Asks” App
    “A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
    jasonfoundation.com