Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations, and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. It may seem like there’s no way to solve your problems and that suicide is the only way to end the pain. BUT, there IS hope…

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5 Steps to Save a Life

Five simple and proven steps in less than 5 minutes that can HELP YOU PREVENT A SUICIDE. (4:50 minutes)

I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge

“The millisecond my hands left the rail, it was an instant regret.  No one is going to know I didn’t want to die.”  — Kevin […] (5:07 minutes)

Teen Suicide Prevention

In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately […] (3:47 minutes)

I Want You To Be Alive

Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid perform “1-800-273-8255” at the MTV VMAs. (4:55)

Fear Is A Liar

You’re never alone and you matter. (4:32 minutes)

My Story (Suicide Prevention)

A young man’s personal story on finding hope during a time when he was struggling. Reach out and we can help you find hope. Text […] (4:42 minutes)

Never Alone

A music video on suicide prevention. Directed by Justin Dickey, created by Travis Ladwig. (9:23 minutes) Your pain is real, but so is hope. Text […] (9:23 minutes)

13 Reasons Why – Beyond the Reasons

The 13 Reasons Why cast, producers and mental health professionals discuss scenes dealing with difficult issues, including bullying, depression and sexual assault. Following are some […] (29:05 minutes)

Youth Suicide Facts and Stats:

According to 2015 data, Indiana has the third highest rate in the nation for high school students who have considered suicide.


  • For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.
  • For college age youth (ages 18-22), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.
  • Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-24.

People who die by suicide do not necessarily want to end their lives, but rather want to get rid of the pain.

Not everyone who thinks about suicide has a mental illness. Some people consider suicide because they do not know what else to do.

Talking about suicide does NOT give people ideas. Talking about suicide lowers the risk of suicide.

Youth Suicide Warning Signs and Risk Factors:

Warning Signs – Four out of five teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Talking about suicide
  • Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • A deepening depression
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Taking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive behavior
  • Out of character behavior
  • A loss of interest in the things one cares about
  • Visiting or calling people one cares about
  • Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order
  • Givng prized possessions away

Along with these warning signs, there are certain Risk Factors that can elevate the possibility of considering suicide:

  • Perfectionist personalities
  • Gay and Lesbian youth
  • Learning disabled youth
  • Loners
  • Youth with low self-esteem
  • Depressed youth
  • Students in serious trouble
  • Abused, Molested or Neglected Youth
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Parental history of violence, substance abuse, or divorce

**information provided by Stop Suicide of Northeast Indiana