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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call us 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • If you are a veteran or part of a veterans family, please call the National Suicide Prevention Life line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1.
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Crisis Text Line: text 741741

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Transgender Suicide Hotline
(877) 565-8860

Alcohol Awareness - Screening for Mental Health and Personal Assessment

Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Riverside Trauma Center

SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Fitchburg Community Connections

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

I Will Listen - Songs about Mental Illness

Mental Health & the Church

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Toolkit for Schools

SPARK Talks - Suicide Prevention, Innovations & Actions

Time to Play

Learn 2 Cope

Children's Books About Suicide & Depression 

Mass Department of Public Health Mental Wellness Blog

Healing Our Communities

Rutgers Counselling Guide for Suicide Prevention

Groups tackle rising suicide deaths with support -

For Veteran's-
For Youth-

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide can be prevented. While some suicides occur without any outward warning, most people who are suicidal do give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning to recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously and knowing how to respond to them.

Observable signs of serious depression

  • Unrelenting low mood
  • Pessimism
  • Hopelessness
  • Desperation
  • Anxiety, psychic pain and inner tension
  • Withdrawal
  • Sleep problems
  • Increased alcohol and/or other drug use
  • Recent impulsiveness and taking unnecessary risks
  • Threatening suicide or expressing a strong wish to die

Making a plan

  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Sudden or impulsive purchase of a firearm
  • Obtaining other means of killing oneself such as poisons or medications
  • Unexpected rage or anger
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