Suicide Prevention

  • No matter what problems you are dealing with, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you to find a reason to keep living. 
     
    By calling:  1-800-273-TALK (8255) you'll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
     
     
    Suicide Warning Signs (provided by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
    The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).   
    • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
    • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun.
    • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
    • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
    • Talking about being a burden to others.
    • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
    • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
    • Sleeping too little or too much.
    • Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
    • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
    • Displaying extreme mood swings.
     
    Social Media Connections
    You may encounter someone who is expressing thoughts of suicide on your social media sites. They may be:
    • Writing about wanting to die or kill themselves.
    • Writing about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
    • Writing about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
    • Writing about being a burden to others.
    • Writing about seeking revenge.
     
    If you see these warning signs, encourage your friend to call Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately OR you can report your concerns using social media tools. Fill in the appropriate information and your friend will receive an immediate message directly from the organization.
     
    Facebook    Tumblr     Twitter  
    • Facebook's Safety Team will send the user an email with the Lifeline number and possibly a link to live chat with a Lifeline counselor.
    • Tumblr provides counseling links.
    • Click on the flag under the video and select "Harmful Dangerous Acts" and then "Suicide or Self-Injury." You Tube will review the video and may send a message to the user that uploaded the video.
    • This Twitter link provides resources on dealing with self-harm and suicide. 
    • Click on the "Report Abuse" link found at the bottom of every MySpace page and complete the form.
      
    Flushing Community Schools
    When you have concerns about any behavior at school, whether it be bullying or concerns about suicide: 
    text the Raider Hotline.
     
    Additional Phone Numbers to Call
    • Genesee Health Systems: 810-257-3740
    • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    • LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
    • Crisis Counseling for Homeless and At-Risk Kids: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
    • Kristen Brooks Hope Center: 1-800-442-HOPE (1-800-442-4673)
    • Boys Town: 1-800-448-3000
     
    Additional Resources