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 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.
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.
Coping after losing someone 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:
Visit our Depression resources page if you are feeling depressed and would like to know how to cope with your depression:
Visit our Self-injury resources page if you are self-injuring: