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Warning signs

  • Talking or making threats about suicide

  • Previous attempts at suicide

  • Statements revealing desire to die

  • Alcohol and drug abuse

  • Sudden changes in behavior

  • Self-loathing or self-destructive behavior

  • Anxiety, low mood, withdrawal or hopelessness

  • Making final arrangements, giving away possessions

  • Purchasing a gun or stockpiling pills​

What to do

  • Talk to them about their feelings.

  • Tell someone – Suicide is preventable. Tell someone you both trust or someone your friend trusts. Tell an adult.

  • Take Action: Take your friends cry for help seriously. Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t be alone in helping your friend

  • Parents can support the child, listen, don’t criticize or get angry. Find help for your child. Become informed.

  • In acute crisis- do not leave your friend’s side. Call 911.


Additional Resources for Mental Health Recovery

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - ​​Helping those in crisis, especially suicidal crisis, find hope for the future.
214-828-1000 or 800-273-8255

Jordan Harris Foundation

Grace Loncar Foundation

Grant Halliburton Foundation

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