Everyday real people can make a difference. It’s about listening and validating what someone feels. Oftentimes, clues reside in changes to someone’s behavior.
Withdrawal from friends and social activities
Loss of interest in hobbies
Dramatic mood changes
Increased drug or alcohol use
Sleeping too much or too little
If you suspect someone is suicidal, experts recommend you seek professional help from a crisis line, family physician, mental health provider, school counselor or religious leader. In case of a life-threatening emergency call 911.
First Call for Help: 509.838.4428
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.272.TALK (8255)
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ): 1.866.488.7386
Crisis Text Line: 741741