help someone else

Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide. If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need.

do they need your help?
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves

  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like researching guns

  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

  • Talking about 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 or isolating themselves

  • Giving away possessions

  • Extreme mood swings

know the risk factors
  • Mental disorders, particularly mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and certain personality disorders

  • Alcohol and other substance use disorders

  • History of trauma or abuse

  • Major physical illnesses

  • Previous suicide attempt(s)

  • Family history of suicide

  • Job or financial loss

  • Loss of relationship(s)

  • Local clusters of suicide

  • Lack of social support and sense of isolation

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Never keep it a secret if a friend tells you about a plan to hurt themselves. Call 269-381-HELP (4357) at any time for help if a loved one is struggling.

trainings

Who should attend our Suicide Prevention Trainings? ANYONE! You don't need to be in a profession that works directly with mental health. You never know whose life you may save.

  • Sep 07, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Gryphon Place, 3245 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, USA
    You never know whose life you may save.
  • Sep 14, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Gryphon Place, 3245 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, USA
    Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults.
  • Sep 28, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Gryphon Place, 3245 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, USA
    Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.

support on social media

If you are worried about someone on social media, you can contact the platform who will reach out to connect the user with the help they need.

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Support on Social Media

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