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Suicide Prevention

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September is suicide prevention month. 

Every day, approximately 123 Americans die by suicide.

Seeking Help is a sign of strength. 

If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one – please reach out for help.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free, confidential help 24-hours a day.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)




Always Tell Someone: Krista's True Story of Help & Hope for Teen Suicide Prevention https://youtu.be/cOCMsgoM6To

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September is suicide prevention month. In the US, one suicide death occurs every 12 minutes (CDC). Isolation and anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic are taking a toll on Americans. If you are a loved one are in crisis call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HOPELINE to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


September is suicide prevention month.  Tragically, there is one death by suicide in the US every 12 minutes (CDC). Let’s work together to change this.


The following are some of the warning signs you might notice in yourself or a friend that may be reason for concern:

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill oneself
  • Making a plan or looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online
  • Buying a gun, or stockpiling pills
  • Feeling empty, hopeless, or feeling like there is no reason to live
  • Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing from family or friends or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
  • Saying good-bye to loved ones, putting affairs in order.
    • National Institute of Mental Health

What can I do for myself or someone else that is suicidal?

Immediate action is very important.  If you or a loved one is in imminent danger call 911.

Seeking help is a sign of strength; if you are concerned, get the professional help you deserve.  Remember you are not alone!

Don’t make a permanent decision for a temporary emotion.  Anonymous


There are multiple crisis lifelines and we’ve made it easy for you to reach out to one that best fits your needs.  All calls are free and confidential, available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), confidential help 24-hours-a-day. You also can visit the Lifeline's website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • Crisis Text Line: text HOPELINE to 741-741
  • Trevor Project Life Line LGBTQ 25 years and younger: 1-866-488-7386
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1

Wisconsin County Crisis Lines https://www.preventsuicidewi.org/county-crisis-lines

To lean more visit https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml