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Suicide Prevention and Intervention

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, help is available. 

Call 911, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255),

or text the Crisis Line (741741).

Suicide is a very serious problem. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10–34. Understanding risk factors and warning signs can be an important step in preventing suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, help is available. Please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

For ongoing or additional support, contact the following: 

  • Area hospitals 
    • Aurora Psychiatric Hospital — 1220 Dewey Avenue, Wauwatosa (414-454-6600: call for phone intake prior to arrival)
    • Milwaukee County Mental Health  — 9455 W. Watertown Plank Road (414-257-6995)
    • Rogers Memorial — 4600 W. Schroeder Drive, Brown Deer, or 11101 W. Lincoln Avnue, West Allis (1-800-767-4411: call for phone intake prior to arrival)
  • Milwaukee County Crisis Line (414-257-7222)
  • Children's Mobile Crisis Team (414-257-7621)
  • Trevor Project Lifeline — specializing in services to the LGBTQ community (1-866-488-7386)

For Immediate Help

Call 911

Call 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Text 741741
Crisis Text Line

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