Having thoughts about ending your life can come after a long struggle with depression, or all of a sudden with an unexpected loss like a relationship break-up or death of a loved one. It’s normal to think about ways to get out of a situation that feels hopeless or is causing immense emotional pain, but if you’re having thoughts about killing yourself, it’s important to find a way to keep yourself safe when you’re feeling the worst and then find more support.

You don’t have to go through this alone and there are many people who want to help, even if you’re not ready to talk to your own circle of parents, teachers and friends. is here to give you another option. We can help you plan a way to stay safe for the night, brainstorm ways to distract yourself, review your goals for life and reasons for living, and come up with a plan to get more help

Factors that may Increase Suicide Risk

  • Access to lethal means including drugs and weapons
  • Mental health conditions including depression, substance use issues, bipolar, schizophrenia, conduct disorder, and anxiety
  • Physical disability or illness including pain
  • History of trauma or child abuse
  • History of past suicide attempts
  • Loss of a loved one to suicide
  • Ongoing exposure to harassment, bullying, or relationship problems

Warning Signs that Someone may be Thinking of Suicide

  • Increased substance use or high-risk behaviors
  • Talking about feeling trapped, empty, hopeless, or a burden
  • Talking about death and referencing not being around anymore
  • Researching ways to kill yourself online
  • Giving prized possessions away
  • Saying thank you or goodbye out of context
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • A sudden boost in mood after a long period of depression

Most people who have suicidal thoughts do not complete suicide or even make an attempt. These thoughts can be a wake-up call that you’re completely overwhelmed and need help. Please reach out to someone. We’re here to answer your call.