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IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE, CALL:


1 (800) 273-TALK or 1 (800) 273-8255  (24/7 national crisis hotline)


1 (888) 552-6642 any time during the day or night (Green County 24/7 Crisis Hotline)


or call     911


If a friend discloses to you that he/she has thoughts about hurting her/him self, please tell it to a trusted adult at school. 

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SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS RESOURCES:

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF WISCONSIN-. (414) 276-31 22 www.mhawisconsin.org

National Crisis Line (800)273-TALK www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

HOPES (Helping Others Prevent and Educate about Suicide) 9608) 274-9686 www.hopes-wi.org

American Association of Suicidology (202) 237-2280 www.suicidology.org


American Association for Suicide Prevention (888) 333-AFSP (2377)www.afsp.org

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) (888)-511-SAVE www.save.org

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (877) GET-SPRC (438-7772) www.sprc.org


GREEN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

Monroe Clinic Behavioral Health Unit: https://www.monroeclinic.org/behavioralhealth- 608-324-2321

Green County Human Services Mental Health Unit: http://gchsd.org/mental-health

GREEN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES GUIDE http://greencountyhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GCL-Mental-Health-Guide-3.pdf


Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs: 

* Talking about suicide, death and/or no reason to live.

* Expressions of hopelessness, worthlessness and helplessness.

* Previous suicide attempts.

* Abrupt personality changes.

* Excessive risk taking behavior.

* Depression

* Giving away prized possessions or setting one’s affairs in order.

* Lack of interest in the future.

* Preoccupation with death.

* Withdrawal from family, friends or social supports.


How to Help a Suicidal Person:

* Know the warning signs of depression and suicide.

* Always take thoughts or plans of suicide seriously.

* Never keep a person’s plan for suicide a secret.

* Ask the person if they are thinking about suicide. Asking will not plant the idea in someone’s head.

* Ask the person if they have a suicide plan, a weapon or some type of dangerous object.

* If the person is in immediate danger, they must see a doctor or psychiatrist immediately. Call 911 or take the person to the nearest hospital emergency room.

* Do not minimize the person’s problems. Be non-judgmental. Show interest, support and undivided attention. He or she is not just seeking attention

* If the person is not in immediate danger, show empathy and do your best to help him or her find a doctor or a mental health care professional.



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