Suicide Prevention

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

What to Do

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs, or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call , Text or Chat 988 - Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • Take the person to an emergency room, or seek help from a medical or mental health professional

Call the Lifeline anytime, 24/7


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If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat

988 is confidential, free and available 24/7/365, connecting those experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis with trained crisis counselors.  Those who are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support can also dial 988.

Access to the 988 Lifeline is now available through every land line, cell phone, and voice-over internet device in the US.  The 988 dialing code is for call, text, and chat.

988 services are available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 250 languages.

988 Lifeline is available for everyone, and also offers additional, specialized resources if needed:  Youths, Veterans, Attempt Survivors, LGBTQ+, Individuals with Neurodivergence, Black Mental Health, Disaster Survivors, Maternal Mental Health, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss, Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, Loss Survivors, Ayunda En Espanol

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

This month we will be marking National Suicide Prevention Month with a focused emphasis of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Services, and highlighting free, anonymous resources available in our community.

  • September 6: the Edmonds Mayor and City Council will proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Month and will receive a presentation on Youth Suicide in Our Community from the Snohomish Health District.

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If you are in crisis, there are many free and anonymous resources available throughout our community:

Additionally, many of life's stresses can contribute to our mental health and wellbeing. If you need assistance with housing, food, utility, childcare or medical costs, you may be eligible to receive support. More information is available here:

Thank you to all our partners for contributing to keep our community healthy.

In Edmonds, we care.  You are not alone. Make the call to 988. Check in on your friends and family.

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