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Suicide Prevention

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about suicide prevention?

You may see suicide as the only way to escape emotional or physical pain and suffering. Help is available from people who care about you, and from professionals trained in suicide prevention. Prevention includes everything you and others can do to stop you from taking your life.

What are the warning signs of suicide?

The following can help you and others recognize that you are struggling:

The following are always available to help you:

Contact a suicide prevention organization:

What should I do if I am having thoughts of suicide?

How are suicidal thoughts treated?

What are some positive things I can do for myself?

Where can I find support and more information?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US), or ask someone to call if:

When should I or someone close to me call my doctor or therapist?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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