Find Support/Local Resources


If you are in crisis, please call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR Text 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

 Prevention Resources

American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention

Suicide Resource Center

Take 5 to Save Lives

Face It Foundation

DHS Crisis Lines by County

 Veteran Resources

Veterans Crisis Line

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Operation 23 to 0

Family & Local Resources

Canvas Health

Brighter Days Grief Center

YOUmatter University of Minnesota

Support After Suicide

Alliance of Hope



  • Appearing depressed or sad most of the time.
    (Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.)
  • Talking or writing about death or suicide.
  • Withdrawing from family and friends.
  • Feeling hopeless.
  • Feeling helpless.
  • Feeling strong anger or rage.
  • Feeling trapped — like there is no way out of a situation.
  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes.
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol.
  • Exhibiting a change in personality.
  • Acting impulsively.
  • Losing interest in most activities.
  • Experiencing a change in sleeping habits.
  • Experiencing a change in eating habits.
  • Losing interest in most activities.
  • Performing poorly at work or in school.
  • Giving away prized possessions.
  • Writing a will.
  • Feeling excessive guilt or shame.
  • Acting recklessly.

It should be noted that some people who die by suicide do not show any suicide warning signs.

But about 75 percent of those who die by suicide do exhibit some suicide warning signs, so we need to be aware of what the suicide warning signs are and try to spot them in people. If we do see someone exhibiting suicide warning signs, we need to do everything that we can to help them.

If you or someone you know exhibits several of the suicide warning signs listed above, please get help immediately.