According to the Center for Disease Control, Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, tell a school administrator, counselor, or trusted adult. Do not keep it to yourself – Get help!
When someone takes their own life, it affects each of us differently. Feelings of sadness, loss and depression are normal. If you recognize any sudden changes in behavior or uncommon emotional outbursts in your child following the death of a friend or family member, it may be an indication that he or she is having difficulty coping.
- If you need immediate assistance, visit The Natiional Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.
- Click here for information on coping with suicide.
- If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, click here for help. Please don’t keep it a secret!
- 24/7 Anonymous HELP LINES:
- 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service
- 1-951-686-4357 Up to Riverside Suicide Prevention Help Line
- 1-800-843-5200 California Youth Crisis Hotline
- 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
- 1-800-448-3000 Reach Out