Suicide Hotline Info

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Get Help

You aren’t alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. We want to help you find hope.

What Are The Warning Signs For Suicide?

The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • 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 feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Helpful Links:

Find a Therapist or Support Group

Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help you work through your grief and improve your overall mental health. The following resources can help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group near you.

Create a Safety Plan

Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe.

Watch Stories of Hope and Recovery

Told through the voices of these individuals, their families, and the professionals in their support network, each inspiring story recounts one person’s journey from a suicide attempt to the life of hope and recovery he/she is leading today.


  1. Hi Dale.. Just found out that the the US is going to be assigning “988” as a new number for mental health emergencies. You can check the news for details. 🙂 I hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a lovelier New Year. 🙂 How are you faring this holiday season?


  2. Hi Andy, thank you for that new info. I had not heard. My Christmas was busy and meaningful. Feeling very blessed having 2 great grandchildten and 1 on the way. Life continues with all its ups and downs.

    How about you and yout family? I do hope you are doing well and Christmas was awesome for you. I hope to begin writing on the blog with more regularity in 2020.


    • You’re welcome. Congratulations on the upcoming great grandchild! 🙂

      Yes, our Christmas was awesome. 🙂

      My mom died last year in March (2018) so that situation was difficult to negotiate. But she died indenpendent.. she was living in her apartment.. she would have hated to age and lose her independence.

      But on a more joyous note, my nephew and his wife had a baby later in 2018, which made my sister a grandmother for the first time, and me a great-uncle… (or grand uncle is a term some people use)

      I hope to begin writing on the blog with more regularity in 2020.

      Good, because I’m still promoting it when I can. 😉


      • I am sorry to hear about your mom, Andy. I, too, lost my mom Nov. 20 th of last year. As sad as it was it was also a blessing as she was in very poor health and suffering dementia in a nursing home the last 3 yrs. of her life.


      • Dale… I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll say a prayer.

        Aside from that, I’ll wish you a Happy New Year! Always feel free to shoot me an email if the mood strikes.


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