April 24, 2014
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Suicide Prevention


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger
because of thoughts of suicide 

Please call Crisis Intervention at 610-782-3127 or 911 now.

Outside of Lehigh County: call 1--800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis Intervention calls are answered by crisis counselors who provide counseling and assessment to children and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This can include people who are suicidal, suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, and family crisis.

When appropriate, the counselor can arrange for a mobile crisis team to respond to your location to provide assistance with a range of services including: assessment, supportive counseling, referral to outpatient mental health services, and assistance with hospital based evaluations and inpatient treatment.

 Suicide Warning Signs               

The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling Crisis Intervention at 610-782-3127

o            Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.

o            Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun

o            Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

o            Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

o            Talking about being a burden to others.

o            Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.

o            Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.

o            Sleeping too little or too much.

o            Withdrawing or isolating themselves.

o            Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.

o            Displaying extreme mood swings.

 Reference: Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Need mental health treatment? Help is available.


Call your health insurance provider for a list of treatment providers.  If you do not have health insurance, Lehigh County Mental Health can help you with outpatient treatment. Call Information & Referral at 610-782-3200.



Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth Suicide Hotline
  1-866-488-7386 

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1 Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Lehigh Valley Chapter A leading national and not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.  There are local support groups for survivors of suicide. 

 

  
 
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