If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide
Call 911 NOW
If you need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to call one of the following suicide prevention lines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano.
CCMH Crisis Line
Local Suicide Prevention Resources
Survivors of Suicide Support Groups
The Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition offers a support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group is called Survivors of Suicide and is open to all ages. The purpose of the group is to provide a comfortable and safe space for survivors of suicide to talk about their grief, struggles and hopes. The Survivors of Suicide Support Group takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Gillette College main building. For more information, contact Spring Wilkins at 307.696.8027.
Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. To schedule a QPR Training for your organization or group or learn how to become a QPR trainer, contact Spring Wilkins of the
Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition at 307.696.8027.
Know the Warning Signs of Suicide
Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include:
- Always talking or thinking about death
- Clinical depression—deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating—that gets worse
- Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights
- Losing interest in things one used to care about
- Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
- Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
- Saying things like "it would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
- Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
- Talking about suicide or killing one's self
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
Know Potential Risk Factors for Suicide
Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that an individual will consider, attempt, or die by suicide.
- Chronic illness or disability
- Cultural and religious beliefs, such as the belief that suicide is a noble resolution of a personal dilemma
- Death of a loved one
- Disciplinary or legal problems
- Exposure to suicide of a peer
- Family history of suicide or suicidal behavior
- History of trauma or physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse
- Loss of relationship
- Previous suicide attempts
- School or work problems
- Substance abuse/dependence (alcohol or drugs)