Experiencing a mental health crisis?
Please call the Southwest Washington Crisis Line (open 24/7/365) at 1.800.626.8137. The Crisis Line can help when you or a loved one is
Some warning signs of suicide
How to help
Steps 1 & 3 can be used to help a friend in any situation.
1. Show you care.
Counseling and support
If you lost someone to suicide, please visit our Counseling and Death and Grief resource pages for local agencies that can support you through your grief by clicking on these buttons:
Understanding suicide and suicide hotlines
Learn more about warning signs, risk factors and protective factors.
Learn how depression and substance abuse may affect someone’s decision to die by suicide, how suicide is not always planned, the warning signs, what to do if you’re considering suicide, what to do if someone you know is considering suicide, and how to cope with problems.
Find support if you are having thoughts of suicide, survived an attempt, have lost someone to suicide, are worried someone might be at risk, or have a loved one who has made an attempt.
Find support if you are having thoughts of suicide, survived an attempt, are concerned about someone else, need help accessing crisis services, or are coping with a loss.
Supporting a friend or loved one
Some points to remember if you are helping a person who feels suicidal, including understanding what people who feel suicidal want and not want.
Learn how to improve your listening skills when supporting a friend or loved one who is considering suicide. It’s important for people to have the opportunity to explore difficult feelings, and be truly listened to and accepted without prejudice.
Learn the warning signs, what you can do to help, and what to do if someone you know attempts or dies by suicide.
Coping after losing someone to suicide
Learn healthy coping skills for getting through the loss of a loved one to suicide.
Our other resource pages
Visit our Mental Health resources page for information about how to talk to your parents/caregivers if you think you need a therapist and how to find the right one or if you are self-injuring:
Visit our Counseling resource pages for local agencies that can help you process your thoughts and emotions: