IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911

LEVEL OF SUICIDE RISK 

SERIOUS: some suicidal thoughts. No suicide plan. Person can state that suicidal thoughts will not be acted upon.

  • Seek expert guidance/professional help
  • Be proactive
  • Make a safety plan

MORE SERIOUS: suicidal thoughts. Person has a vague plan, with low indication of lethality. He/she can state that suicidal thoughts will not be acted upon.

  • Seek expert guidance/professional help
  • If it can be done safely, remove all potential means of suicide (pills, weapons, etc.)
  • Be proactive
  • Make a safety plan

MOST SERIOUS: suicidal thoughts and a specific plan with high level of lethality. He/she states that suicidal thoughts will be acted upon

  • Call for help immediately!

Get Help Now/National  > 1-800-273-8255
Get Help Now/Local Putnam County Crisis Hotline > 845-225-1222

  • If it can be done safely, remove all potential means of suicide
  • Do not leave the person alone

IN ALL CASES:

  • Encourage positive lifestyle changes
  • Continue your support, including follow-up on the treatment plan

Take any suicidal thought or behavior seriously. It’s not just a warning sign that the person is thinking about suicide – it’s a cry for help.

Disclaimer: the content in this app is for informational purposes only and should NOT be substituted for professional diagnosis and treatment. If you, or someone you know, are experiencing symptoms of suicide or are contemplating suicide, seek immediate professional attention.