Suicidal Thoughts & Self-Harm

Suicidal Thoughts

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call local 988 or 911 emergency/crisis services right away.

This online space is dedicated to fostering resiliency and providing essential mental health resources for teenagers and their parents grappling with the profound challenges of suicidal thoughts and self-harm. Acknowledging the gravity of these issues, this web page seeks to help both teens and adults navigate the complexities surrounding suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

understanding suicide warning signs

Recognizing the warning signs of suicide is crucial for early intervention. Here are some common indicators that someone may be at risk:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or despair
  • Withdrawal from friends, family, and activities they once enjoyed
  • Increased substance abuse or engaging in risky behaviors
  • Giving away personal belongings or saying goodbye to loved ones
  • Expressing feelings of being a burden to others

If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, please reach out for help immediately. Together, we can provide the support needed to save lives.

local support and resources

You are not alone in this journey. There are many resources available to assist you or someone you care about. Here are some avenues to seek help:

 Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

 If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call local 988 or 911 emergency/crisis services right away.

local resources

St. Augustine Youth Services

www.sayskids.org

1-904-829-1770 or Dial 9-8-8 for immediate response

Suicide Prevention – Mental Health and Wellness Portal (stjohns.k12.fl.us)

Remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

additional resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) for immediate assistance and support.

Crisis Text Line: Text “HELLO” to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor via text message.

QPR Institute: https://qprinstitute.com/about-qpr (QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.)

Prevention and Awareness Education: QPR Institute – QPR Institute | Practical and Proven Suicide Prevention Training QPR Institute (en-US)

other resources

suicide prevention

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, text “CARE4U” to 741741 or call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

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Self-Harm

There are lots of ways to feel better without harming yourself.

Self-injury, also known as self-harm, is the act of trying to get rid of an unbearable mood by causing physical harm that damages the body. For many young people, self-injury is the best method they have found for dealing with the pain in their lives. Although it may sound contradictory, since this involves hurting oneself, self-injury can sometimes be a method young people use to help them survive. However, there are some individuals who use self-injury as a “dry run” before a suicide attempt. 

Click here for more information such as: how self-harm manifests, alternatives to self-harm that can provide relief, self-harm FAQs and more.

How many teens engage in self-harm?

About 17% of teenagers engage in self-harm at least once, according to the American Psychological Association.

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