Are you dealing with Suicidal thoughts or Depression? You are not alone, and we want to help. Always seek medical attention when appropriate, and in crisis.

Our goal is to raise awareness of mental health and prevent unnessary tragedies. Please know and remember, you are loved and valued beyond measure!

Emergency: Call 911

Chautauqua County Hotline:
1-800-724-0461

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

National Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274


"Symptoms and Danger Signs

Warning Signs of Suicide-These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.

° Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
° Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying 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.
° Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
° Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
° Displaying extreme mood swings.

Additional Warning Signs of Suicide:
 
° Preoccupation with death.
° Suddenly happier, calmer.
° Loss of interest in things one cares about.
° Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
° Making arrangements; setting one's affairs in order.
° Giving things away, such as prized possessions.

A suicidal person urgently needs to see a doctor or mental health professional.

In an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)." SAVE-Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: http://www.save.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=1


Resources:


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://www.afsp.org/local-chapters/find-your-local-chapter/afsp-western-new-york

Crisis Services:
http://crisisservices.org/

NY State Office of Mental Health: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/suicide_prevention/regional/Western/stakeholders.html


Overcoming the Darkness: http://www.overcomingthedarkness.com/index.html

SPRC-Suicide Prevention Resource Center:
http://www.sprc.org/

AFSP-Out of the Darkness Walk/Jamestown: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3477

Care for the Troops:
http://www.careforthetroops.org/

Suicide Prevention Health Guides:
http://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/suicide-prevention.htm