Suicide is a complex action influenced by a wide range of variables impacting a person’s life and situation. Risk is affected by a combination of vulnerability factors, stressful life events, threshold of pain tolerance, and degree of impulse control.
What to do if you suspect someone may be considering suicide:
- Accept the problem as serious. If you think the risk of suicide is immediate, do not leave the person alone.
- Talk with the person about your concern. Don’t be afraid to bring up the subject of suicide.
- You can say, "I'm concerned about you."
- Ask if they are thinking of killing themself
- Listen to what they are saying and do not panic
- Do not keep their answers a secret
- Trust your suspicions and tell a responsible adult about your concerns.
If you are considering suicide, please tell a trusted adult and/or call a
Suicide hotline at 221-5445 or 1-800-273-TALK or use the Crisis Text Line at 741741
Below are a list of links and resources for additional information about suicide. Please note that on some of the sites, you may have to do a search to find the suicide related information and resources.
- American Association of Suicidology
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition
- National Adolescent Health Information Center
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- The Jason Foundation
- Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
- Student and College Suicide Prevention Resources