Suicide Prevention Tips

Suicide prevention tips and resources.

They Talk About Wanting to Die - According to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, around 50-75 percent of people who try to kill themselves, tell someone about it. If your loved one talks about taking their life, don?t brush it off. Please take it very seriously.   (Photo: Juanmonino/Getty Images)

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Don't Isolate Yourself - If you or someone you know has tried to commit suicide, or has suicidal thoughts, understand that you don't have to suffer alone and that you can seek treatment. Again, do not isolate yourself or do not allow someone you suspect may be suicidal to be alone.  (Photo: Juanmonino/Getty Images)

Get Educated  - The CDC is a good place to start for information about signs and symptoms of suicidal thoughts.    (Photo: Zave Smith/Corbis)

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Get Educated - The CDC is a good place to start for information about signs and symptoms of suicidal thoughts.  (Photo: Zave Smith/Corbis)

Utilize Your Resources  - Seeking psychological treatment really can help, and many insurance plans cover therapy. There are also non-profit organizations around the country like HelpGuide.org and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which are dedicated to saving lives. The National Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-8255 is also available 24/7.    (Photo: Erik Isakson/Tetra Images/Corbis)

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Utilize Your Resources - Seeking psychological treatment really can help, and many insurance plans cover therapy. There are also non-profit organizations around the country like HelpGuide.org and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which are dedicated to saving lives. The National Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-8255 is also available 24/7. (Photo: Erik Isakson/Tetra Images/Corbis)

Give It Time - Accepting that someone will no longer play the important role that they once held in your life is difficult, but if you can master it, it may help you move forward. It's easy to think that you don't want the person to forget about you, so you're tempted to reach out to see if you're still on their mind, but remember, you never forget someone that you loved or who truly made an impact on your life.  (Photo: Hero Images)

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Remove the Stigma - It is an unfortunate misconception that anyone who tries to kill themselves is crazy. According to HelpGuide.org, most suicidal people are not psychotic, but they may be grief-stricken, depressed, or under extreme distress and emotional pain.  (Photo: Ghislain & Marie David de Lossy/cultura/Corbis)

Take It Seriously  - Don't assume that people who talk about suicide but haven't done it are simply just seeking attention. Take it seriously.    (Photo: Steve Prezant/Corbis)

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Take It Seriously - Don't assume that people who talk about suicide but haven't done it are simply just seeking attention. Take it seriously. (Photo: Steve Prezant/Corbis)

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Common Symptoms  - There are many symptoms of suicide including preoccupation with death, self-destructive behavior, saying goodbye to people as if they won't be seen again, withdrawing from people and more. Click here for a full list of symptoms.    (Photo: Rick Gomez/Corbis)

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Common Symptoms - There are many symptoms of suicide including preoccupation with death, self-destructive behavior, saying goodbye to people as if they won't be seen again, withdrawing from people and more. Click here for a full list of symptoms. (Photo: Rick Gomez/Corbis)

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The Bright Side - It really can get better if you seek help for yourself or others who may be in danger. (Photo: Laura Doss/Corbis)