Recognize the Warning Signs for Suicide to Save Lives!
Take action if you see any of the following warning signs:
- Talking about or threatening to hurt or kill oneself
- Seeking firearms, drugs, or other lethal means for killing oneself
- Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide
- Direct Statements or Less Direct Statements of Suicidal Intent: (Examples: “I’m just going to end it all” or “Everything would be easier if I wasn’t around.”)
- Feeling hopeless
- Feeling rage or uncontrollable anger or seeking revenge
- Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
- Dramatic mood changes
- Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life
- Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities
- Increasing alcohol or drug use
- Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
- Feeling anxious or agitated
- Being unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time
Learn More About Suicide Prevention
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This webinar will cover the range of Risk and Protective Factors, the Warning Signs, and what to do if someone may be at risk for suicide (whether it is a family, friend or acquaintance). The webinar will review actions to take when there is immediate concern and resources in the community that can help create a safety net for people at risk of suicide. This webinar is not a substitute for a professional assessment.
If you are concerned about someone or if you are having thoughts of suicide, contact your local community mental health center or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you feel there is imminent risk, call 911.
Suicide Prevention Training
NAMI NH has received national and international acclaim for its Connect Suicide Prevention Program. Connect is designated as a National Best Practice training program in suicide prevention, intervention and response to a suicide death. By working with and training key service providers and community members, Connect promotes a community based approach to early recognition of mental illness and improved access to care. When people are educated about the risks and warning signs of suicide and ways to prevent it, lives can be saved!
The Connect Program offers comprehensive training and consultation in suicide prevention and postvention for a wide range of audiences and communities around the globe. We invite you to visit our Connect Suicide Prevention website. Here you can learn about the programs that NAMI NH has put in place to help prevent suicide and support individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide.If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, or has lost someone to suicide, the Get Help section will provide you with resources.