In 2020, there were over 45,000 suicides in the US. This means that an average of 125 people die by suicide every day. Suicide rates have been increasing in recent years, especially among youth and young adults.
There are many factors that can contribute to suicide, including mental health conditions, substance abuse, and trauma. However, it is important to remember that suicide is preventable. There are things that we can all do to help prevent suicide, including identifying the signs of suicide risk and providing support to those who are struggling.
There are a number of signs and symptoms that may indicate that someone is at risk of suicide. These include:
If you are concerned that someone you know may be at risk of suicide, it is important to talk to them about it. Let them know that you care about them and that you are there for them. You can also offer to help them find professional help.
If you are concerned that someone you know may be at risk of suicide, there are a number of things you can do to help. These include:
It is also important to remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you support someone who is at risk of suicide. You can contact a suicide prevention hotline or a mental health professional for more information and support.
If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, please call 911.
Additional Mental Health Resources
High Country Behavioral Health provides mental health and addiction services in Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1.800.662.4357 is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Wyoming-Based Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK
Idaho Suicide Prevention 208-398-4357
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255