In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
24-Hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
24-Hour Colorado Crisis Support Line 1-844-493-8255 (TALK)
If You Have Concerns
ASK if they are struggling with suicidal thoughts. This doesn't increase risk, in fact it reduces risk.
LISTEN to the youth in a compassionate and nonjudgemental way.
ENCOURAGE them to seek help - there is help and hope!
TELL them that you care.
DON'T KEEP IT A SECRET!
Warning Signs and Risk Factors
Communicating With a Teen Who May At Risk of Suicide
The Mayo Clinic Patient Education has developed a highly regarded 4 minute video on teen suicide prevention. It covers what parents should look for, what to say and not say, as well as what to do if you are concerned about suicide risk for a teen.
To Refer a Youth to Second Wind Fund
Contact your school counselor, psychologist or social worker to contact Second WInd Fund for you. If the youth is not in school, contact your family doctor or a mental health professional.
If you are a youth struggling with suicidal thoughts, tell a trusted adult.