"A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem"

Hotlines and Help Links

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line 741-741

Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ+) 1-866-488-7386

The Trevor Project



  • For every 1 suicide committed, there are 25 attempts
  • There is one death by suicide in the US every 12.3 minutes
  • There is one death by suicide in the world every 40 seconds.
  • Men are 4x more likely to succeed with suicide, but women attempt 3x more often


Suicide by definition is the act of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally. It can be a result of many things. Untreated mental or personality disorders such as but not limited to: depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Other factors include being victimized sexually or physically, alcohol and drug abuse, being bullied, low self esteem, feelings of being a failure or a disappointment, loss or death of a loved one, or the breakup of a relationship. There are many complex social, cultural, religious, and social-economically factors that may be involved.

Signs to Watch For

If you notice a friend, family member, loved one, or someone you know with these signs, you should be aware that they are at risk.

  • depressed mood
  • out of the ordinary behavior
  • risky behavior
  • substance abuse
  • no longer interesting in things they once enjoyed
  • visiting people to say goodbye or tying up loose ends
  • going from depressed to very calm
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"When pain exceeds pain-coping resources, suicidal feelings are the result. Suicide is neither wrong nor right; it is not a defect of character; it is morally neutral. It is simply an imbalance of pain versus coping resources."

There's a few things that you can do when having trouble coping with these strong emotions. You can start by remembering that people do get through this. If you wait just a day or even just a few hours you might just have a change of heart. Don't keep these feelings to yourself. Talk to someone. It doesn't matter who really. Just talk to someone whether it be a friend, a family member, a school counselor, a favorite teacher, or a random stranger.

There are support groups, mental health professionals, and different types of therapies. There is Psychotherapy(talk therapy) and also cognitive behavioral therapy. There's often school intervention programs as well.

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