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Suicide Prevention

 

Orange County Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line:
Confidential 24-hour telephone counseling to individuals contemplating, threatening, or attempting suicide.
877-7CRISIS (877-727-4747)

 

My3app:

Suicide prevention app for iPhone & Android

www.my3app.org

 

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center:
Santa Ana Services: Crisis line, outreach and survivor support services for family members of a person who committed suicide.
(714) 547-0855 | www.didihirsch.org/orange-county

 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Provides resources and assistance to Mental Health professionals serving people at risk of suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800) 273-8255 | www.sprc.org

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Organization with local chapters for suicide prevention movement.

www.afsp.org

 

HEARD Alliance

Provides resources for treating depression for children, teens, and young adults.

www.heardalliance.org

 

SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Organization to help prevent suicide.

www.save.org

 

Los Angeles County Youth Suicide Prevention Project

Provides resources on suicide prevention to Los Angeles County School Districts.

www.preventsuicide.edu

Suicide Warning Signs

  • Verbal Expressions of thoughts of suicide, despair or hopelessness.
  • “I shouldn’t have been born.” “I wish I were dead.”
  • “Everyone would be better off if I weren’t here.”
  • Talking, Writing or Reading about suicide or death.
  • Giving away valued possessions.
  • Getting affairs in order i.e.: cleaning bedroom for the last time.
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
  • Self- destructive behavior like self-cutting, burning, etc.
  • Suddenly becoming cheerful after prolonged depression.
  • Significant changes in behavior of habits.
  • Breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Withdrawal, moodiness or prolonged depression.
  • Failing grades or declining quality in schoolwork.
  • Feelings of being unwanted.
  • Previous suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts.
  • Obsessed with guns or knives.
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities
  • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge.
  • Increased alcohol and drug use.
  • Victim of bullying/cyberbullying.
In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs to look for when a teen is considering suicide and provides encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe. Things can get better. We are here to help!!
 
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