Warning Signs and How to Help

Warning Signs of Suicide:

  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Drastic changes in behavior
  • Withdrawal from friends or social activities
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Recent significant losses


How to Help:

  • Be direct and show you care. Say: “I don’t want you to kill yourself”
  • Ask questions and be willing to listen
  • Don’t discount or minimize the person’s feelings
  • Tell others your concern – Don’t keep it a secret
  • Stay with your friend until you get help. Remove means (guns, pills, etc.)
  • Call for help – a crisis line, doctor or trained professional


If you have questions or concerns about your safety or the safety of someone else, please call us.

EMPACT 24-hour Crisis Hotline (480) 784-1500 or (800) 273-8255

EMPACT 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline (480) 736-4949 or (866) 205-5229

Rally Point 24-hour Hotline (Veterans and Military) (855) 725-5948