Knowing the signs of suicide is important in helping someone who may be at risk. By offering your understanding, reassurance and support, you can help your loved one or friend seek the help he or she needs. Learn more: suicideprevention.osu.edu
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or considering harming yourself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 614-221-5445 (local). You can also text “4hope” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
GET HELP NOW! Someone is here for you. If you, or someone you know, are in a crisis, and concerned about immediate self-harm: CALL 911
If you are thinking of harming yourself or need a safe, non-judgmental place to talk, if you are worried about someone else and need advice about what to do:
Call 614.221.5445 / 800.273.8255 (TALK)
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