• Mental Health is just as important as physical health.

    Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs of suicide and taking them seriously. Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life. National and local mental health services, listed below, offer telephone, chat, text, and other resources for people who are at risk of suicide. Contact your local mental health authority or call 2-1-1 and ask for the LMHA in your area.

    Help is available
    988 suicide and crisis lifeline
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    Support for people who are deaf and hard of hearing: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988


    Crisis Text Line
    Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support and trains volunteers to support people in a crisis.

  • Teacher Resources



    It is important for school personnel to know how to talk to their student about suicide prevention.  To learn about connecting with students to discuss thoughts of suicide, download the Teacher Youth Suicide Prevention (PDF).


  • Language Matters

    Discussing suicide in a neutral and factual manner decreases stigma and encourages others to open up about suicide. Download Language Matters: Talking About Suicide (PDF) for more information about speaking about suicide in a safe and caring manner.

  • Postvention

    Postvention describes the response provided to individuals and communities to promote hope and healing after a suicide.  To learn more about safe postvention practices, download Postvention (PDF).

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    AFSP has local chapters throughout the state that can deliver education programs to schools, workplaces and communities.


  • Compassion Fatigue

    Compassion fatigue is real and affects people working in the mental health field. Combating compassion fatigue is an important part of suicide prevention. Learn more about the symptoms of compassion fatigue by downloading Compassion Fatigue (PDF).


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Local NAMI chapters can deliver education programs to communities.