We all have our ups and downs. Some of us may experience more dramatic swings. In uncommon cases, the downs can lead to thoughts of suicide. These thoughts can happen regardless of a person’s age, gender or background.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of American adult deaths and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10 to 24 — and the rates are increasing. 40,000 people already die by suicide in the U.S. every year.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available from a number of resources, including Aurora Health Care.
Aurora offers compassionate help for family members of all ages for treatment of:
You may notice these signs in someone who may be considering suicide. They may:
If you or someone you care about shows some of these signs, don’t dismiss it. Seek help. An Aurora Health Care mental health professional or primary care provider can help. Another option is to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is available 24/7. All calls are confidential.