Suicide warning signs
For help, contact your therapist or 24-hour crisis service at 317-621-5700 or 800-662-3445.
Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the national Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:
- Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
- Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
- Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
- Feeling hopeless
- Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
- Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities – seemingly without thinking
- Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
- Increasing alcohol or drug use
- Withdrawing from friends, family and society
- Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time
- Experiencing dramatic mood changes
- Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life
(From US Department of Health and Human Services. CMHS-SVP-0153)
Zero Suicides in Healthcare
Kimble Richardson, licensed mental health counselor, discusses Community's role in the national Zero Suicides in Healthcare initiative. He talks about suicide warning signs, who is at risk, and how to intervene for prevention.
For help for yourself or others, contact 24-hour crisis service at 317-621-5700 or 800-662-3445.