Suicide and Self-Injury

Suicide and Self-Injury

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death among those aged 10 to 24. Those who have thoughts of suicide or self-injury can be helped by mental health professionals. If you’re struggling with these thoughts, call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 800-344-5818.

Know the warning signs of suicide

  • Threats or comments about wanting to die
  • Increased substance abuse
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Talking, writing or thinking about death
  • Impulsive, reckless or aggressive behavior

Urgent signs of imminent danger

  • Saying goodbye to family and friends
  • Putting one’s affairs in order
  • Mood shift from depressed to calm
  • Looking for materials to be used for self-injury

Risk factors for suicide or self-injury

  • Family history of suicide
  • Prior suicide attempts
  • Serious or chronic physical health condition
  • History of abuse or trauma
  • A recent major loss
  • Agitation and sleep deprivation
  • Intoxication
  • Access to firearms

Get the help you need today.

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide or self-injury, contact your local Allwell Counseling Center for an appointment today.