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Suicide Prevention

Youth Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Caregivers, educators, and peers play an important role in suicide prevention by noticing the warning signs of suicide and helping someone get the help they need. 

Sometimes your struggle can be underestimated because of your age. But we hear you, and help is available.

Get Help

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, ask for help. Below are national and local crisis supports that you can call/test:

National and Local Crisis Supports

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

Crisis Connections 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-427-4747 
Crisis Connections Website

For LGBTQ+ Youth: 1-866-488-7386 or
text 'Start' to 678-678

Teen Link: 1-866-833-6546 (evenings 6pm-10pm)
Teen Link Website

24-hr Crisis Teen Text Line: text 'HOME' to 741-741

BIPOC Crisis Text Line: text 'STEVE' to 741-741

King County Suicide Prevention Website

School Supports 

Talk to a trusted adult at school. Our school counselors are trained to intervene with students thinking about suicide and can help facilitate the process of accessing supports to help prevent suicide.

Find a school counselor 

 

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Be a Good Friend

Don't be afraid to let your friends, family, school counselors, or teachers know what you need when they ask; they want to help. Friends sometimes let friends know if they are thinking about suicide or dying. Other times, changes in behavior may show that someone is struggling. 

Don't Keep Suicide a Secret

If you know someone that is considering suicide, don't promise to keep it a secret. Tell him or her you can help, but you need to involve other people, like a trusted adult. Neither of you have to face this alone. 

Learn more about Youth Suicide Prevention

What You Need to Know About Youth Suicide
Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Myth and Facts About Youth Suicide
How Parents can Help Prevent Suicide
Reduce the Risk in Your Home