Have you, or a loved one, ever experienced suicidal thoughts?
Suicidal thoughts are not rare and you are not alone. You are also not “weak” or “bad” if you have such thoughts.
Suicidal thoughts are a response to tremendous emotional pain that can be treated. Things can get better.Make a Crisis/Safety Plan
Need Help Now?
In Door County, call the 24/7 Crisis Hotline (920) 746-2488 -OR- Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255. Visit our Getting Help page HERE.
Ways to practice suicide prevention, awareness, and support:
Take a long look at your self-talk and self-care. Your physical and mental health will benefit.
Create a Safety Plan
Make a crisis/safety plan to help guide you through difficult moments and keep you safe.
Take concerning comments, thoughts and “jokes” seriously. Listen with empathy, compassion, and provide support.
Suicide Should Be Discussed.
Many people are afraid to talk to about suicide, either because they fear stigma/judgment, or they fear that they are planting an idea in the mind of the other.
How to Talk About Suicide
Use the RICH Approach
Active Listening Checklist
Understand Risk Factors
Develop Protective Measures
Understand the Statistics
Door County offers FREE QPR trainings to community members.2022 QPR Trainings: Info and Registration
Create a Crisis/Safety Plan
When you're in crisis it's difficult to think clearly. Create a plan to have on-hand when you're in a bad place. You may also want to share it with people who help you (such as your doctor, mental health team, and friends/loved one).Get the Plan
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