Suicide Attempt Survivors - Help and Resources
Research shows that attempt survivors have an increased risk for suicidal behaviors. If you are an attempt survivor reading this, it is very important for you to access helping supports and resources, such as close family and friends, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) [Press 1 for Veterans] and those listed below.
Connect with Help (Additional Supports) in the Community:
- Pastoral counselor
- Primary care provider
- Other qualified professionals
- School nurse/guidance counselor
Please visit the Get Help page for additional telephone numbers and helping supports and resources. Attempt survivors are strongly encouraged to seek out counseling resources as well.
If you are a family member or a friend trying to support an attempt survivor, you need to be aware of the warning signs for increased risk – see Warning Signs. Do not be afraid to ask your loved one if they are thinking about hurting or killing themselves. Knowing how to access appropriate community resources and safety supports can help you support your loved one in his/her crisis. Visit the Get Help page for this information.
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