Suicide Prevention
Are you dealing with suicidal thoughts or depression? You are not alone and we want to help. Please know, you are loved and valued beyond measure. Our goal is to raise awareness of mental health and prevent unnessary tragedies. A suicidal person urgently needs to see a doctor or mental health professional. Always seek medical attention and help when needed:

Emergency: Call 911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-(800)-273-TALK (8255)
Chautauqua County Hotline:

Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741 from anywhere in the USA
National Caregiver Support Line:

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-(800)-273-8255


AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention), WNY Chapter

Crisis Services
NY State Office of Mental Health

Overcoming the Darkness
SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
SPRC (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)

Symptoms and Warning Signs
These signs can mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change:
° Talking about wanting to die or 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 use of alcohol or drugs
° Acting anxious, agitated, or behaving recklessly
° Sleeping too little or too much
° Withdrawn or feeling isolated
° Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
° Displaying extreme mood swings
° Preoccupation with death
° Suddenly happier, calmer
° Loss of interest in things one cares about
° Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
° Making arrangements, placing one's affairs in order
° Giving things away such as prized possessions