We all have a role to play in suicide prevention. So don’t wait, start the conversation.
The first step in helping someone in distress is to notice the warning signs:
- Dramatic changes in mood, eating or sleeping patterns
- Engaging in impulsive or reckless behaviors
- Withdrawing from friends, family or social activities
- Expressing feelings of hopelessness
- Gaining access to guns, pills, knives, etc.
If you are concerned that someone may be suicidal, reach out:
- Express concern
- Ask the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?”
- Offer hope, support, and understanding
- Get help, together
WWU Counseling Center, OM 540, 360.650.3164, for help after-hours select “option 1”
National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
Crisis Text Line, 741741