Is someone you know exhibiting some signs and symptoms of depression or suicide?
How do you know?
- Personality changes
- Withdrawal from family, school, friends, hobbies
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Neglect of personal appearance
- Sudden mood changes
- Reckless behavior
- Giving away belongings
- Talking about death or suicide
- Acquiring a weapon or lethal means for suicide
- Self-harm actions
What can I do if someone I know is showing one or more of these warning signs?
- Talk to them. It is a myth that talking about suicide will “put the idea in their head.”
- Talk to a trusted adult.
- Call your local crisis line.
- Get the person help, like a therapist or school counselor.
- Encourage the person to reach out to professional counseling services or a crisis line.
What if I’m not sure if they are suicidal? What if it’s an emergency and I don’t know what to do?
Reach out! Call one of our 24-hour crisis lines.
Woodland/Rural Yolo: 530-666-7778
West Sacramento: 916-372-6565
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Veterans/Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (then press 1)
(Hard of hearing or deaf? Have a speech disorder? In need of TTY/TDD services? Please dial 711 and tell the operator which crisis line number you would like to dial.)