Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal from

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.  read more on

If you are worried that someone you know is going to attempt suicide, call 911.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

There are also many resources available in Montgomery County for those that are experiencing suicidal thoughts or tendencies.

Community Crisis Services: If you or a loved one are having suicidal thoughts, Community Crisis Services provides a suicide hotline at 301-864-7130.

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline: For adolescents and children that feel they have nowhere else to turn, the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline provides confidential help from hotline specialists. Call  1-800-422-0009.

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