We Hear You & Help is Available
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Sometimes your struggle can be underestimated because of your age. But we hear you, and help is available.
Ask for Help
Don’t be afraid to let your friends, family, school counselors, or teachers know what you need. People want to help, so do not be afraid to reach out. You can also call the Local Crisis Hotline or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline any time — calls are confidential. If you are having an emergency, please call 911.
- Local Crisis Hotline: 1-866-427-4747
- National Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Be a Good Friend
Friends sometimes let friends know if they are thinking about suicide or dying. Other times, changes in behavior may show that someone is struggling.
Don’t Keep Suicide a Secret
If your friend is considering suicide, don’t promise to keep it a secret. Tell him or her you can help, but you need to involve other people, like a trusted adult. Neither of you has to face this alone.