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Suicide Prevention Information

  • Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs
  • Threatening/talking about hurting self
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities
  • Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
  • Withdrawing from friends, family and society
  • Anxiety, agitation, change of eating/sleeping habits
  • Giving away prized possessions
What to Do: ACT
Acknowledge feelings rather than minimizing them. Telling a student to “get over it” or “move on” is not realistic for a person with depression.

“I’m sorry to hear about this. It sounds really hard.”

Show Care and Concern for the student by taking the next step.

“I’m worried about you. I don’t want anything bad to happen to you or for you to be hurt.”

Tell someone who knows how to intervene.

“Let’s go talk with someone in the counseling office.”

LA CROSSE Suicide Crisis Line
Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center & La Crosse Area United Way
24 hours / 7 days
(608) 775-4344

Northwest Connections

Wisconsin Suicide & Crisis Hotlines
  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) National Hopeline Network
  • 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  •, Online Emotional Support
  • IM Alive, An Online Crisis Network
  • 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454) Youth America Hotline- Counseling for Teens by Teens
  • 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project Crisis intervention & Suicide Prevention
  • For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth