Suicide is a leading cause of death, and a priority concern identified by residents in our communities.
Suicide is complex, and there are a range of factors—at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels – that can increase risk for suicide.
We can take action in communities to create supportive environments and protect one another from suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Best practices for suicide prevention are always evolving, click here for current best practices.
What is MCRHC doing?
Suicide Prevention Community Education Coalition
Join us on September 13th 2023, at 10am on zoom for the kickoff meeting of MCRHC’s Suicide Prevention Coalition. Open to all. We will discuss how to improve community education efforts to prevent suicide. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
Join us on September, 21st, 2023 at the Oceanic Free Library for “Keeping Your Family and Community Safe”. Click here to reserve a seat.
• Talking about being a burden
• Being isolated
• Increased anxiety
• Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
• Increased substance use
• Looking for a way to access lethal means
• Increased anger or rage
• Extreme mood swings
• Expressing hopelessness
• Sleeping too little or too much
• Talking or posting about wanting to die
• Making plans for suicide
Need help? Know someone who does?
Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Call or text 988
The Trevor Project offers crisis services, peer support, research, public education, and advocacy services with the purpose of ending suicide among LGBTQ+ youth.