Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 OR Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 OR text your message to 838255 OR Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text 'Talk With US' to 66746 (Provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24x7.
If you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:
Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities - seemingly without thinking
Feeling trapped - like there's no way out
Increasing alcohol or drug use
Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
Experiencing dramatic mood changes
Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).