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Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Sometimes your struggle can be underestimated because of your age. But we hear you, and help is available.

Ask for HelpDon't be afraid to let your friends, family, school counselors, or teachers know what you need when they ask; they want to help. You can also call the local Crisis Hotline or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline any time - calls are confidential. 

Local Crisis Hotline: 1-866-427-4747
Crisis Connections Website

National Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Teen Link: 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546)
Teen Link Website
Teens are now available for peer-to-peer support(call/text/chat) 4 days a week from 6pm-10pm. They will be here Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesday, and Thursdays and would love to hear from you! Adults will still be available other times so you don't have to go through your bad days alone.

King County Suicide Prevention Website

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Be a Good Friend

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.